by Tyler Peck, sports information student assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The No. 19 Georgia College & State University women's tennis team (3-2, 3-1 PBC) won their second match in a row today (Feb. 21) giving visiting UNC Pembroke (4-1, 1-1 PBC) their first loss of the season.
The Bobcats' doubles teams tore through the Braves, winning all three matches. At the number two doubles slot, Diane Danna (Saint Germain-En-Laye, France) and Bertille Lion (Saint Cyr, France) smashed the team of Christian Minnick and Maricel Quintero 8-1.
The duo of Gabby Acuna (Peachtree City, Ga.) and Marjorie Ceppo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) beat Pembroke's Linda Tatala Colin and Jenna McGary 8-4 in first doubles. Also, in third doubles play, Georgia College's Adriana Acuna (Peachtree City, Ga.) and Angy Cuellar (Bogota, Colombia) upended Janna Oxendine and Meredith Pierson 8-4.
In singles play, the Bobcats were able to take five of six. Three of the matches had to settle things in a third set. In first singles, No. 48 Ceppo went three sets to beat her opponent Colin, 6-2, 2-6, 11-9.
At the fourth spot, Gabby Acuna defeated Pierson 6-7, 6-2, 10-7 in three frames. Also, the younger Adriana Acuna settled things in three sets losing 5-7, 6-3, 10-6 to Quintero.
Danna was victorious 6-0, 6-1 over McGary in second singles. Lion came away with a shutout win over Minnick in two straight 6-0 sets. In the fifth slot, Cuellar beat Oxendine 6-2, 6-1.
The Bobcats are back to the courts Tuesday, Feb. 24 to face the No. 1 Pirates of Armstrong Atlantic State University at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility at 2 p.m.
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