#30 Georgia College Women’s Tennis Weathers Hurricanes, 9-0

by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant

Box Score

AMERICUS, Ga. – The No. 30 Georgia College & State University women’s tennis team (8-7, 4-4 PBC) shut out Georgia Southwestern University (5-15, 0-11 PBC) 9-0 Friday. 

In doubles action, the Bobcat French duo of Diane Danna (Paris) and Bertille Lion (Lyon, France) overpowered Leady Cuellar and Lauren Grogan 8-2, improving to 9-6. Freshmen Kayla Barksdale (Martinez, Ga.) and Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) blew away the Hurricane pair of Monica Osam and Mollie McGowan, continuing to duplicate Danna and Lion’s record.

In the No. 3 position, GSW’s Katie Adamson and Leigh Adams fell 8-3 to Adriana Acuna (Peachtree City, Ga.) and Linda Mosa (Stockholm, Sweden), giving the ‘Cats a 3-0 lead going into singles play.

At first singles, Danna downed Cuellar in a two 6-3 sets, while Barksdale beat McGowan in 6-2 sets, improving to 10-3 and 8-5 in their respective positions. Lion blanked Grogan 6-0, 6-0, going 10-3 in the No. 3 singles spot. Lingner overwhelmed Osam in 6-1 sets, while Mosa and Acuna both shut out Adamson and Adams, respectively.

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, April 3 hosting No. 5 Columbus State University in a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) matchup starting at 2 p.m.

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