Men's Tennis Stopped by #8 Columbus State

GRIZZLYATHLETICSDOTCOM Tony Kostadinov fell 7-5, 6-7, 10-8 in one of many tight matches Friday
GRIZZLYATHLETICSDOTCOM
Tony Kostadinov fell 7-5, 6-7, 10-8 in one of many tight matches Friday
GRIZZLYATHLETICSDOTCOM

April 5, 2013

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The Georgia Gwinnett men’s tennis team finally suffered its first defeat of the season Friday, falling to eighth-ranked NCAA Division II opponent Columbus State University in a five-hour match at the GGC Tennis Facility by a 6-3 score.

In a back and forth affair, the Grizzlies earned wins at first and sixth singles and third doubles.

Georgia Gwinnett falls to 10-1 on its inaugural season as the Cougars improved to 14-2.

“This match could have gone either way,” said GGC head coach Chase Hodges. “Both teams really battled out there today and I was proud of the effort.”

The Grizzlies dropped the doubles point, 2-1, despite a hard-fought 9-8 victory from Hernan Hatem and Luke Morland. The pair improved to 11-0 on the year.

Erik Moberg took a 7-5, 6-3 win at first singles over Oliviet Simonet while Luke Morland earned a team-high 11th singles win for GGC with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Oussama Zoghlami.

Taylor Hardy and Tony Kostadinov each went to three sets in close defeats.

Including Friday, The Grizzlies have still dropped just 13 out of 99 points on the season.

Hodges’ squad looks to bounce back with a 2 p.m. match Tuesday against another Division II club, Young Harris College, at the GGC Tennis Facility.