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No. 9 Bearcats host Georgia Gwinnett in home opener Friday

No. 9 Bearcats host Georgia Gwinnett in home opener Friday

GREENWOOD – The No. 9-ranked Lander men's tennis team (4-0) welcomes NAIA powerhouse Georgia Gwinnett (3-0) to the Joe Cabri Tennis Center for the home opener of the 2018 season on Friday at 2:00 p.m. 

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STORYLINES

• Lander is fresh off its City of Florence College Tennis Invitational championship last weekend. 

• The Bearcats defeated Mount Olive in the quarterfinals and Newberry in the semifinals before knocking off Wingate in the championship match. 

• Lander is searching for its first ever victories over the Grizzlies. 

• Georgia Gwinnett, the top-ranked team in NAIA, enters the match with a 58-match winning streak. 

• Lander is unbeaten at the No. 2, 3, 5 and 6 singles spots this season, as well as the No. 3 doubles spot. 

• The Grizzlies have not dropped a set in singles play this season. 

• Junior Eirik Groner sports a 4-0 record in singles play and a 4-0 doubles mark.