#29 Bobcat Women Pass Pacers 6-3, Pick-up First Conference Win

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by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The No. 29 Georgia College & State University women's tennis team (3-3, 1-2 PBC) captured its first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) victory, beating USC Aiken (2-4, 0-3 PBC) 6-3 Sunday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.

The Bobcat French duo of Diane Danna (Paris) and Bertille Lion (Lyon, France) won in the No. 1 doubles spot, taking down the Pacers' Mathilde Grenet and Bridgette Gale 8-3.

In second doubles, Georgia College freshmen Kayla Barksdale (Martinez, Ga.) and Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) paired up to defeat Stephanie Humphrey and Maria Angel 8-4, while Adriana Acuna (Peachtree City, Ga.) and Linda Mosa (Stockholm, Sweden) fell 8-3 to Aiken's Brittany Telford and Melanie Schnieder. The Bobcats held a 2-1 advantage after doubles action.

At No. 1 singles, Danna overpowered Grenet 6-2 and 6-1, while Barksdale shut-out Humphrey in 6-0 sets. Slotted third, Lion beat Telford 6-1 and 6-4. Danna and Lion share the team lead with four wins each this season.

Lingner lost 7-5 and 6-3 to Angel in the fourth spot. In fifth singles, Mosa recorded 6-2, 6-2 victory over Gale, while Acuna took Schnieder to the limit, losing 6-4, 5-7 and 10-3.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, March 5 as they travel to No. 5 Francis Marion University for a 2 p.m. match.

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