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GGC Roundup: Grizzlies tennis tops Young Harris

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."

Softball splits with Thomasville

Junior Felicia Shelton had a team-high five hits Tuesday as the Georgia Gwinnett softball team battled Thomas University to a doubleheader split in Thomasville.

The Grizzlies scored three times in the first inning en route to a 7-4 win in the opener. In game two, Shelton accounted for GGC's only run in a 2-1 defeat.

Georgia Gwinnett now stands at 14-20 on the year while Thomas is level at 18-18.

Ashley Beyke struck out six in a complete game effort during the Grizzlies' win. Tiffany Bailey held Thomas to two runs in game two as the Night Hawks broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning with the deciding score.

Baseball falls hard

to Toccoa Falls

The Georgia Gwinnett baseball team suffered a 19-7 defeat Tuesday at Toccoa Falls College, the Grizzlies' second defeat in three games against the Eagles this season.

The Grizzlies scored first and the teams were tied 4-4 after a busy first three innings. Toccoa Falls pulled away and handed GGC its fourth loss in five outings.

Georgia Gwinnett fell to 25-17 as it continues a five-game road swing while the Eagles improved to 21-12.