Milledgeville – The ninth ranked Columbus State University men's tennis team recorded yet another critical Peach Belt Conference victory defeating 14th ranked Georgia College 6-3 Sunday afternoon. The match took place at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
The Cougars (15-1, 5-0 PBC) took a 2-1 lead after doubles play including taking first doubles in a match of top-20 opponents. The sixth ranked duo of Martin Shishkov and Olivier Simonet defeated 14th ranked Jerome Leborgne and Johan Wadstein 8-4 to get CSU on the board. Gordan Divljak and Quentin Rayniere stayed perfect on the season taking down Tyler Franks and Kasper Konyves 8-3. Georgia College notched a victory at third doubles as Wictor Andersson and Leo Bernardes defeated Adi Malicbegovic and Michael Trebuhov 9-7.
In singles action, 13th ranked Leborgne defeated 25th ranked Simonet in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. The Bobcats made things interesting as Wadstein took down Divljak at second singles 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. However, Rayniere had a clutch win for CSU at third singles winning in three sets over Bernardes 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Forty-second ranked Shishkov had no problem defeating Konyves 6-1, 6-3 at fourth singles.
Columbus State finished the match off with victories at fifth and sixth singles. At fifth singles, Oussama Zoghlami defeated Alex Schubert 6-4, 6-2. At the final singles position, Danilo Sardelli took down Andersson 6-3, 6-4.
Columbus State will travel to Dahlonega on Thursday, March 29 as they face off against North Georgia. The match will begin at 2:00 p.m.
1. #13 Jerome Leborgne (GC) def. #25 Olivier Simonet (CSU) - 6-3, 6-4
2. Johan Wadstein (GC) def. Gordan Divljak (CSU) - 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
3. Quentin Rayniere (CSU) def. Leo Bernardes (GC) - 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
4. #42 Martin Shishkov (CSU) def. Kasper Konyves (GC) - 6-1, 6-3
5. Oussama Zoghlami (CSU) def. Alex Schubert (GC) - 6-4, 6-2
6. Danilo Sardelli (CSU) def. Wictor Andersson (GC) - 6-3, 6-4
1. #6 Shishkov/Simonet (CSU) def. #14 Leborgne/Wadstein (GC) - 8-4
2. Divljak/Rayniere (CSU) def. Tyler Franks/Konyves (GC) - 8-3
3. Andersson/Bernardes (GC) def. Michael Trebuhov/Adi Malicbegovic (CSU) - 9-7