October 2, 2010

Barksdale Leads Bobcats in Final Day of Windstream Women’s Fall Championship

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College women’s tennis hosted the final day of action Saturday at the Windstream Women’s Fall Championships, with sophomore Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.) bringing in a consolation title.

Competing in Flight A, Barksdale picked up a pair of wins in consolation action today, blanking Carson-Newman College’s Stefy Stand and toppling her C-N teammate Kylie Elliot 6-1, 6-1 for the title.

In other singles action, freshman Tracy Bain (Norcross, Ga.) had a busy day in B Singles Consolation action, edging the University of Tampa’s Becky Ewing 1-6, 7-5, 10-6 in a marathon match. The rookie then battled Ewing’s teammate Amber Fahrner to a 6-4, 7-6 loss in the consolation final.

The Bobcat Flight A Doubles entry of Barksdale and Bertille Lion (Lyon, France) fell 8-3 to Clayton State University’s Ivana Krommelova and Viktoriya Semyrodenko in the semifinal round. In Flight B, Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) and Lisa Setyon (Paris, France) were edged by Clayton’s Jessica Budd and Martina Dedaj in the quarterfinals 8-5.

The Flight A Singles title match came to a pair of Clayton State players in Marie Cercelletti and Semyrodenko and that pair will square off in practice for the title later this week. Also later this week in Morrow, Ga. Cercelletti will team with Katie White to battle teammates Semyrodenko and Krommelova for the A Flight Doubles championship.

For the B Flight singles final, Clayton’s Martina Dedaj beat Brenau University’s Hannah Thompson 7-5, 6-3. The Flight C championship was won by Brenau’s Eline Nagels 0-6, 6-2, 6-2 over Charlotte Fabricius of Clayton. Another title came for the Lakers at B Flight Doubles, as the duo of Dedaj and Jessica Budd dominated the Carson-Newman pair of Elliot and Stephanie Goode.

The conclusion of the tournament brings an end to the fall season for Bobcat tennis.

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