6-3 Win over #26 YHC

Freshman Luke Morland

April 9, 2013

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Update: Wednesday's season finale against Shorter was cancelled. The Grizzlies finish their inaugural year with an 11-1 mark. 2013 season recap to come.

Freshman Luke Morland moved to 12-0 on the year at singles and doubles as the Georgia Gwinnett men’s tennis team toppled NCAA Division II squad Young Harris College by a 6-3 score Tuesday at the GGC Tennis Facility in Lawrenceville.

The Grizzlies moved to 11-1 by dispatching the Mountain Lions (8-8), who stand 26th in the Division II rankings.

Morland, Erik Moberg, Hernan Hatem and Tony Kostadinov earned straight sets singles victories for GGC.

The Grizzlies also came out on top in doubles play, taking the second and third lines for an early 2-1 lead. Moberg and Kostadinov scored a perfect 8-0 win while Hatem and Morland were victorious, 8-2.

“I definitely feel like today was our best victory of the season,” said Grizzlies head coach Chase Hodges. “Young Harris has a really good team. Our team came out with great energy in doubles and started well.”

Morland’s 6-1, 6-2 win at fifth singles kept the Queensland, Australia native GGC’s last remaining unbeaten player at both singles and doubles. He has not dropped more than two games in any singles set this year.

Moberg tallied a 6-2, 6-2 win at first singles to improve to 11-0 this season.

“I feel like Eric played his best match of the year,” said Hodges. “We feel like if we’re winning at number one singles then we can have a lot of success.”

The Grizzlies were rebounding from their first defeat of the year in a close loss to eighth-ranked Columbus State last Friday.