March 4, 2010

Georgia College Women’s Tennis #31 in National Poll, #7 in Region

Full Poll: http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings/2009-10_NCAA_Division_II_Women_s_Rankings.htm

SKILLMAN, N.J. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its National and Regional Rankings Tuesday, March 2 and the Georgia College & State University women's tennis team (3-3, 1-2 PBC) landed the No. 31 spot on the national list and No. 7 for the region.

The Bobcats fell two spots nationally since the release of the fall rankings Nov. 6. Ten teams from the Southeast region made the national top-50 poll, eight of which are Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools. Armstrong Atlantic State University sits atop the nation with Francis Marion University in fourth place. Valdosta State University and Columbus State University round out the top 10, taking the No. 6 and No. 8 slots, respectively.

Georgia College also slipped in the region poll from sixth to seventh with the PBC dominating the Southeast. AASU, Francis Marion and Columbus State claim the top-three positions in the region with Clayton State University in fourth. Flagler College took the No. 5 spot, while Augusta State University was slotted just above the Bobcats. Lander University rounded things out for the conference, sliding into the eighth spot, while Erskine College and Lees McRae College are No. 9 and No. 10, respectively.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, March 5 as they host No. 4 Francis Marion at 2 p.m.

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