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April 19, 2014

Columbus State Named Champions of Rain-Shortened PBC Men’s Tennis Tournament

Florence, SC – The much-anticipated matchup of top-seeded Columbus State and third-seeded Armstrong fell victim to persistent rains on Saturday, the CSU Cougars were awarded the 2014 PBC men's tennis tournament championship in Florence, S.C.  Rains began late in the day Friday and continued overnight into Saturday, rendering the courts at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center unplayable. 

Columbus State wins their first-ever PBC Tournament title.  PBC rules award the highest-remaining seed the championship should the final rounds be rained out.

Both teams are assured bids for the upcoming NCAA Tournament and both will most likely serve as regional hosts.

Armstrong's Jann Kononov was named the men's tournament MVP as the singles player with the best record who plays in the highest slot.  Playing at #2 singles, Kononov beat Flagler's Inigo Landaluce  6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals and Lander's Marc Hofer 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals.

In doubles, the co-MVP's were Columbus State's Marco Almorin and Adi Malicbegovic along with Armstrong's Jaan Kononov and Pedro Scocuglia

The NCAA Tournament field will be announced on Tuesday, April 29.