by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women's tennis team (1-0) women-handled the Clark Atlanta University Panthers (0-1), 9-0 Wednesday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
The Bobcats came out with a quick 3-0 start, taking all of the doubles matches. The combination of Bertille Lion (Lyon, France) and Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.) downed the Panthers' Munashe Makuni and Kasey Dawson, 8-1. May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) and Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) beat Keva Palmer and Brianne Bachus 8-3.
Playing at the one spot for GC was Lion and she beat Makuni 6-3, 6-3. Kayla Barksdale had a very impressive day, toppling Palmer 6-2, 6-1. Johnson played almost flawlessly in her first day in a GC uniform beating Bachus 6-0, 6-1.
Georgia College's Lochner and Bain both blanked their opponents 6-0. Lingner had a great first match downing Clark Atlanta's Conley 6-1, 6-0.
The Bobcats travel to Peach Belt Conference (PBC) opponent USC Aiken Friday, Feb. 11 for a 2 p.m. start.
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