by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University women's tennis team (2-3, 0-2 PBC) is still looking for its first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) win after Friday afternoon, surrendering to No. 22 Augusta State University (4-2, 1-2) 6-3. The Bobcats got wins at second doubles and first and third singles.
In the No. 1 doubles spot, ASU's Bianca Machado and Marina Ferreria defeated the Bobcat duo of Bertille Lion (Lyon, France) and Diane Danna (Paris) 8-6. The freshman team of Kayla Barksdale (Martinez, Ga.) and Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) in second doubles kept the ‘Cats afloat beating Victoria Lindqvist and Keaton Sanders 8-3. However, Camila Correa and Luiza Pires shutout Adriana Acuna (Peachtree City, Ga.) and Linda Mosa (Stockholm, Sweden) 8-0, giving the Jaguars a 2-1 advantaging going into singles action.
Slotted first in singles, Danna redeemed herself sweeping Lindqvist 6-2, 6-2, while Barksdale lost to Ferreria 7-5 and 6-1. Lion overpowered Machado 6-1, 6-1 for some sweet revenge in third singles. Lingner lost to Correa, dropping each set 6-2. In No. 5 singles, Sanders won 6-4 and 6-2 over Mosa, while Acuna fell to Pires 6-0 and 6-1.
The Bobcats are back in action Sunday, Feb. 28 as they host PBC opponent USC Aiken at 1 p.m.
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