Florida Tech Falls To Georgia College In Tennis
By Florida Tech Athletic Communications // March 12, 2015
'playing some of our best tennis of the year'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – With both teams riding six-match winning streaks, the good times came to an end for both the Florida Tech men’s and women’s tennis teams as both fell to Georgia College on Wednesday in shortened matches due to weather delays.
Despite the pair of defeats, head coach Bill Macom has liked what he’s seen out of his teams in the Palmetto State.
“So far we are playing some of our best tennis of the year,” said Macom.
“We competed well today against two top ranked teams. However, we still have more work to do. We could have been up 3-0 after doubles today in both the men’s and women’s matches and that was a difference maker. Hopefully, we have learned from this test and can take it to another level with each remaining match.”
With the Bobcats up 5-1 and other teams waiting for the courts in Hilton Head, the Panther women seceded the victory to Georgia College.
The Bobcats took all three doubles matches, though Kayla Hergott and Erin Egoroff gave Camille Clausse-Pujo and Kristen Jones all they could handle in the No. 1 doubles match. The FIT duo fell to the sixth ranked doubles team in the Southeast Region in a tie-breaker by an 11-9 score.
Chloe Chanley gave the Panthers their lone victory, topping Jones 6-3, 4-6, 10-5. Egoroff came close against Macy Polk but was outdueled 6-2, 6-7, 10-7.
The men’s squad also struggled with the Bobcats, falling victim to No. 20 Georgia College 8-1.
Beau Fieldsend and Mattias Hartmann got the Panthers on the board in the No. 1 doubles match, taking down Vincent Castermans and Yannick Hass 8-3.
Castermans and Hass are currently ranked as the No. 21 doubles team in all of Division II.
FIT continues play in Hilton Head on Thursday as both the men’s and women’s teams will face off against Edinboro at noon ET.