#19 Women’s Tennis Thrashes Trojans 9-0

by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The No. 19 Georgia College & State University's women's tennis team (4-5, 3-4 PBC) broke their three-match skid defeating Mount Olive College (3-5, 1-1 CC) 9-0 today (March 12).

The Bobcats had a 2-0 advantage before play began as Mount Olive had a netter who was unable to participate.

Georgia College's Gabby Acuna (Peachtree City, Ga.) and Marjorie Ceppo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) beat Carol Aro and Sofia Medeiros 8-5 at the first doubles slot.

The French duo of Bertille Lion and Diane Danna dominated their match against Pietra Viana and Camila Kurebayashi winning 8-0.

Ceppo beat Aro 6-0, 6-1 at the number one singles match. Ceppo moves to 4-5 on the season.

Danna faced an opponent she saw in doubles, Kurebayashi, and was able to defeat her again 6-0, 6-1. Danna yields a 4-5 record on the year that includes back-to-back wins.

Lion breezed past Medeiros in two straight 6-0 sets. Lion breaks her three match losing streak and moves to 4-5 during 2009 play.

Acuna was able to take down Viana 6-3, 6-2. Acuna improves to 5-4 in the 2009 campaign with a two-match winning streak.

Playing at fifth singles, Angy Cuellar (Bogota, Colombia) defeated Kristen Jones 6-1, 6-1. With the victory, Cuellar is now 4-5 in singles action.

No. 19 Georgia College will host N0. 40 Lander University Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.

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