SUMTER, S.C. – The Georgia College & State University women’s tennis team kicked off its 2010 fall season Friday night at the ITA Southeast Regional, hosted by Francis Marion University and Palmetto Tennis Center, with first-day action finishing at 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) and Lisa Setyon (Paris, France) each picked up wins in the round of 64, while senior No. 7 seed Bertille Lion (Lyon, France) received a bye to join the duo as the only Bobcats left in the ‘A’ Flight winner’s bracket.
Johnson beat Wingate University’s Morgan Winston 6-1, 6-3 and faced No. 2 seed Barbora Krtickova of Armstrong Atlantic Saturday. Setyon dominated Limestone College’s Jimena Munoz 6-3, 6-0 and advanced to Saturday’s bout with No. 3 seed Katie White of Clayton State University. Lion took on Lauren Trumbull of Anderson University in the second round Saturday.
Kim Lochner (Neu-Isenburg, Germany), Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.), and Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) all dropped first round matches in the ‘A’ Flight. Tracy Bain (Norcross, Ga.) and Kelly Edwards (Roswell, Ga.) also slipped in first round ‘B’ Flight, as all five players will now compete in their respective consolation brackets.
In doubles action, the Bobcats submitted four teams, with one advancing to the round of 16 before losing. In Flight ‘A’ the duo of Barksdale and Lion beat Flagler College’s Rachel Gould and Lauren Pfieffer 8-3, but then lost in a tough 9-7 battle to No. 5 seed Tracy Castillo and Renata Paiva of Columbus State University.
Lingner and Setyon lost 8-7, and Johnson and Lochner teamed for an 8-6 loss in the ‘A’ first round for Georgia College. Bain teamed with Edwards for a first-round loss in the ‘B’ Flight.
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