February 15, 2009

Women’s Tennis Falls to #5 Columbus State, 9-0

by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The women's tennis team at Georgia College & State University (1-2, 1-1 PBC) fell short today (Feb. 15) dropping all nine games to the fifth best team in the nation, Columbus State University (4-0, 2-0 PBC).

In women's doubles all three teams from Columbus State came out victorious. In the number one slot, the Bobcats' Gabby Acuna (Peachtree City, Ga.) and Marjorie Ceppo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) lost 8-1 to the Cougars' Eva Petschnig and Hanane Toumi.

The French duo of Diane Danna and Bertille Lion fought a close match against Roxana Dondera and Gabriela Vasilescu but fell short losing 8-6. The pair of Adriana Acuna (Peachtree City, Ga.) and Angy Cuellar (Bogota, Colombia) were overpowered by Daniela Castillo and Lindsey Groenewald 8-0.

At number one singles, No. 48 Ceppo took on No. 5 Petschnig and lost 6-3, 6-1. At the number two slot, Danna from the Bobcats was defeated by Dondera 6-1, 6-3.

Lion was overpowered by Toumi of Columbus State 6-1, 6-3. Cuellar was outmatched against Castillo 6-0, 6-1.

The Acuna sisters were both defeated as well with Gabby losing to Vasilescu 6-3, 6-0 in the fourth slot and Adriana falling to Erin Reynolds 6-1, 6-1 at sixth singles.

The Bobcat netters are back in action Wednesday, Feb. 18 to host Newberry College with matches beginning at 2 p.m.

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