#19 Bobcats Taken Down by #1 Pirates

by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University Bobcat women's tennis team (3-3, 3-2 PBC) fell to the No. 1 Pirates of Armstrong Atlantic State University (8-0, 6-0 PBC) today (Feb. 24) 9-0.

In the first doubles slot, the Bobcat duo of Marjorie Ceppo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Gabby Acuna (Peachtree City, Ga.) fought hard and lost a close match to the No. 4 team in the country of Martina Beckmann and Alida Muller-Wehlau 8-6.

Georgia College faced another tough challenge in the number two doubles spot. Diane Danna (Saint Germain-En-Laye, France) and Bertille Lion (Saint Cyr, France) lost 8-3 to No.11 Gabriella Kovacs and Sona Novakova.

Angy Cuellar (Bogota, Colombia) and Adriana Acuna (Peachtree City, Ga.) were defeated by Kathleen Henry and Tina Ronel 8-1 in third doubles.

Ceppo, No. 48 in the country, faced the best singles player in the nation, Novakova at the number one singles position. Ceppo was defeated 6-0 and 6-0. At number two singles, Danna lost 6-0, 6-1 to No. 8 Muller-Wehlau, while No. 18 Kovacs beat Lion 6-1, 6-0 at the number three singles slot.

The Acuna sisters both lost in straight 6-0 sets. Gabby lost to Tina Ronel and Adriana lost to Henry.

No. 33 Alisa Kagukina 6-0, 6-1, defeated the Bobcats' Cuellar.

The Georgia College netters travel to face the Flying Fleet of Erskine Friday, Feb. 27 at 2:30 p.m.

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