Men’s tennis team heading to Peach Belt Conference Tennis Championships

By Michael Potkay |

The Flagler’s men’s tennis team ended the season Monday, April 11th with back to back victories against No. 45 Florida Tech and No. 15 Georgia College.

They finished the season ranked No. 12 (Campbell’s/ITA Division II Rankings) with an overall record of 10-6, a conference record of 7-2 and is seeded No. 3 in the Peach Belt Conference Men’s Tennis Championships. The tournament begins on Friday, April 15th in Augusta, Ga. Their first match will be at 5 p.m. against Georgia College.

“I feel confident facing Georgia College again in the first round,” David Cotrone said. “We had a competitive match against them Monday and I feel we have the momentum heading into the tournament, it should be a good first round match.”

Georgia College ended their season with an overall record of 14 -7 and a conference record of 4-5. In 2009 they were the Peach Belt Conference Champions.

Head coach Walter Shinn of the men’s tennis team is pleased the way his team ended their season.

“The team seems well prepared heading into the Conference Tournament, the last two matches were very important and they played great,” Shinn said. “The team seems excited to get up to Augusta and play Georgia College Friday.”

“I’m ready to go, we know our opponent well and I am excited to play,” Gino Ramirez said.

If the Saints win Friday they will play again Saturday.

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