by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The No. 19 Georgia College & State University has released the spring 2009 schedule for the women's tennis team. The squad jumps right into conference play as they open against Georgia Southwestern University in Americus, Ga. Sunday, Feb. 1.
The Bobcats open at home on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) against Newberry College and end the weekend against Peach Belt Conference (PBC) rival, No. 5 Columbus State University.
Feb. 20 Georgia College will be on the road to take on the netters of PBC foe, USC Aiken. The Bobcats return home and take on Peach Belt opponent, UNC Pembroke Feb. 21. Four days later, they face defending National Champions and No. 1 team in the country, Armstrong Atlantic State University at home.
Monday Mar. 2, Georgia College faces No. 10 Clayton State
University at the Centennial Center Tennis Complex. The
Trojans of Mount Olive College travel to Milledgeville to
take on the Bobcats Thursday, Mar. 5.
Georgia College takes on Conference Carolinas opponent, Anderson University Sunday Mar. 8 at home. PBC adversary, Lander University, comes to town Mar. 14. The Bobcats face Limestone Monday, Mar. 16.
The next opponent for the Bobcats is No. 8 Francis Marion University on Mar. 21 in Florence, S.C.
The ‘Cats do not return home until April 3 when they face No. 12 University of Hawaii-Pacific. The next day, Senior Day, Georgia College faces the Savannah College of Art and Design.
The Bobcats wrap up the regular season on the road April 10 to face PBC nemesis, North Georgia.
The Peach Belt Championships will be in Atlanta April 17-20.
In 2008, Georgia College women's tennis made its 14th straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. One of the most decorated programs in Georgia College history, women's tennis has won four conference championships. This season, they will be anchored by seniors Gabby Acuna (Peachtree City, Ga.) and Marjorie Ceppo (Sao Paulo, Brazil).
Visit www.GCSU.edu/Bobcats to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at theNCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement.