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No. 4 men's tennis faces No. 3 Columbus State in PBC title bout

No. 4 men's tennis faces No. 3 Columbus State in PBC title bout

FLORENCE, S.C. – The No. 4-ranked and second-seeded Lander men's tennis team (20-2) will play for the Peach Belt Conference tournament title for the second time in four seasons on Sunday, as the Bearcats face No. 3-ranked and top-seeded Columbus State (21-3) 1:00 p.m., at the Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center.

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STORYLINES

• Lander is appearing in the PBC title match for the sixth time since 2000, when the PBC adopted head-to-head play. The Bearcats are playing for their 12th tournament championship (11 consecutive titles from 1992-2002).

• The Bearcats dropped a 7-2 decision to Columbus State on Feb. 23 in Greenwood. 

• Sunday's contest marks the first time Lander and Columbus State will meet in the PBC championship match. 

• Lander has been ranked in the top-10 of every Oracle/ITA Division II Men's National Team Ranking this season.

• The Bearcats have won 15 consecutive matches 

• Junior Eirik Groner was named a first-team All-PBC player on Thursday, while junior Ozan Cildir and the doubles tandem of senior David Korsten and junior Alexander Regner was named second-team All-PBC.

• The Bearcats have had four players named All-PBC for the second consecutive season.