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April 27, 2009

Jaguars finish season, look to recruits

Georgia Perimeter College men's tennis has come a long way since the program was inoperable in 2006 and 2007. Saturday, the Jaguars were reminded that they have a way to go to contend for the Region 17 (Georgia Junior College Athletic Association) title.

GPC was unable to win a match in five singles and two doubles clashes at the tournament in Tifton.

In singles, Hiroji Ota and Ho Wai Chu managed to win two games. The Jaguars' two doubles teams, Alex Wilkinson-Ota and Tri Ho-Ho Wai Chu, also took a pair of games.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, the host school, claimed the region crown. The Stallions, ranked No. 3 nationally, head to the National Junior College Athletics Association tournament.

"It was a tough year, but not bad," said coach Mohamed "Reda" Nait Omar, whose squad closed the regular season with two wins as it coped with the absence of three top recruits to academic issues. "I'm recruiting some strong players for next year."

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April 18, 2009

Chu's stamina lifts Jaguars

Showing little rust after nearly a month between matches, the Georgia Perimeter men's tennis team closed the regular season with a victory Saturday over Emory of Oxford 5-4 on its Dunwoody courts.

Tri Ho, David Bennett and Ho Wai Chu won at singles and doubles. Chu's thrilling singles victory, which he claimed in a tiebreaker 10-8 after the first two sets went 6-3 and 5-7, was the clincher for GPC. Ho triumphed 6-2, 6-1 and Bennett 6-3, 6-0.

The doubles tandem of Chu and Ho won 8-2, the same tally as Bennett and Hiroji Ota's encounter.

The match was a makeup from a rainout of their Feb. 28 date in Oxford.

The Jaguars finish their abbreviated schedule at 2-3.

They will take a two-match win streak into the Region 17 tournament (Georgia Junior College Athletic Association) Saturday and Sunday in Tifton.

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March 22, 2009

Jaguars post first victory

A long week filled with frustration for the Georgia Perimeter College men’s tennis team ended on a high note Sunday with a 7-2 victory over Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist College, the first win of the season for the Jaguars.

Playing its fourth contest in five days, GPC mastered four of six singles matches against the Pioneers and swept the three doubles encounters.

Tri Ho, Hiroji Ota, Ho Wai Chu and David Bennett took care of business on both ends. All four were singles winners as Ho (6-0, 6-1) Chu (7-5, 6-3) and Bennett (6-0, 6-2) finished things off in straight sets while Ota was extended to a thrilling third set. He triumphed 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (12-10).

Ota had enough energy left to team with Bennett for an 8-4 doubles win. Ho and Chu collaborated on an 8-3 win.

The victory was especially sweet for GPC (1-3) after having suffered three losses in the previous four days. The next test is a makeup for a rainout at a date to be determined.

The Jaguars’ home tennis matches are played at GPC’s Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody, Ga., 30338.

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March 21, 2009

Jaguars lose to No. 17 squad

It was another tough day for the Georgia Perimeter College men’s tennis team, which fell 9-0 to Gadsden State (Ala.) Community College on Saturday.

The outcome on the Dunwoody Campus sent the Jaguars’ record to 0-3. Sophomore David Bennett was competitive in both of his matches. He succumbed in singles 7-5, 6-4 and, paired with Hiroji Ota, lost 8-5 in doubles.

Partners Tri Ho and Ho Wai Chu pushed their doubles opponents before bowing 8-4.

The visiting Cardinals from Alabama wound up last season as the nation’s 16th-ranked team and were ranked No. 17 in the recent National Junior College Athletic Association preseason coaches’ poll.

The Jaguars’ home tennis matches are played at GPC’s Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody, Ga., 30338.

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March 19, 2009

Stallions stampede GPC courts

ABAC is back in men’s tennis, as the Georgia Perimeter College team discovered Thursday.

The Jaguars ran smack into Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, which finished third in the nation last season, and staggered away with a 9-0 defeat on GPC’s Dunwoody Campus.

The Stallions, perennial powers in Region 17 (Georgia Junior College Athletic Association), were not threatened in singles matches but were tested in doubles by the home team.

Georgia Perimeter’s David Bennett and Hiroji Ota fell 8-3, while Tri Ho and Ho Wai Chu dropped an 8-2 decision that was closer than the score suggests.

GPC dipped to 0-2 with its second setback in as many days and stand at 0-1 in the region.

The Jaguars’ home tennis matches are played at GPC’s Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody, Ga., 30338.

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March 18, 2009

Opening loss despite Bennett's effort

The long-awaited, oft-delayed debut of the Georgia Perimeter College men’s tennis team resulted in defeat Wednesday, 6-3 to Itawamba (Miss.) Community College on the Dunwoody Campus.

David Bennett was the Jaguars’ standout, winning his singles match 6-2, 7-6 and his doubles with Hiroji Ota on a 7-4 tiebreaker after the two sides split 16 games.

GPC’s other point came on Ho Wai Chu’s 6-0, 7-6 singles win. The Jaguars dropped four singles and two doubles encounters.

The Jaguars’ late season start resulted from rainouts and rescheduled matches. But they are busy the rest of the week, playing four sets of matches in five days—all on their home courts.

Next up is Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

GPC hosts Gadsen State on Saturday at 11 a.m. and Spartanburg Junior College Sunday at 10 a.m.

The Jaguars’ home tennis matches are played at GPC’s Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody, Ga., 30338.

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