January 31, 2009

Peach Belt Announces 2009 Women’s Preseason All-Conference Team

by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) has announced its six member women's tennis Preseason All-Conference team today (Jan. 30).

The team was voted on by the league's Sports Information Directors. The defending Division II National Champions, Armstrong Atlantic State University, led the team with two honorees while Georgia College & State University, Columbus State University, Clayton State University and Francis Marion University had one each.

Senior Marjorie Ceppo (San Paulo, Brazil) was the only Bobcat to make the squad. Ceppo will begin the 2009 season ranked No. 48 in the nation in singles after going 14-8 last spring at the No. 2 singles slot with a 15-9 mark overall. Ceppo was also 16-8 in doubles play, including 13-4 at No. 1 doubles.

Armstrong Atlantic's Gabriella Kovacs and Alida Muller-Wehlau both made the unit. Roxana Dondera represents her Cougars of Columbus State. Clayton State's Viktoriya Semyrodenko and Tereza Sykorova of Francis Marion round out the team.

The Bobcats first match will be against PBC rival, Georgia Southwestern Sunday, Feb. 1 in Americus, Ga.

Visit www2.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 the NCAA 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.