by Matt Dalby, sports information graduate assistant
FLORENCE, S.C. – The No. 16 Georgia College women's tennis squad (4-4, 2-3 PBC) couldn't get much going as they fell to No. 25 Francis Marion University (8-0, 4-0 PBC) Sunday afternoon at the Kassab Courts.
GC dropped their other pair of doubles matches, with May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) and Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) falling to nationally-ranked No. 9 Jitka Gavdunova and Mona Blauen 8-2, before Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.) and Lisa Setyon-Ortenzio (Paris) lost 8-2 against Tereza Baranova and Julia Graf.
No. 9-ranked Gavdunova took down Johnson at the first singles slot 6-4, 6-2, while Setyon-Ortenzio was bounced by No. 17 Blauen 6-0, 6-1 in the second.
No. 38 Baranova defeated Marevic in straight-sets 6-2, 6-2 in the third position, as Barksdale also dropped her match to Graf 7-5, 6-3.
Hurter and Kerry Hall finished off the sweep of the singles action with victories of Pridgeon and Lingner at the final two spots, respectively. Pridegon fell 4-6, 6-2, 10-6, while Lingner lost by a score of 6-1, 6-1.
GC will look to rebound when they host Concord University Tuesday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m.
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