MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 30 Georgia College women's tennis squad (9-9) faltered early in a match with Brenau University (10-3), eventually dropping the non-conference bout 8-1 at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility Wednesday afternoon.
The Bobcats found themselves in a quick hole against the Golden Tigers, dropping each of their three doubles matches.
At the second doubles position Leah Pridgeon (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) were ousted by Eline Nagels and Maria Perdomo Medina 8-5, while Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) and Sara Roberts (Kennesaw, Ga.) also lost 8-1 against Stephanie Moniz and Theresa Neumeyr at the third doubles spot.
GC would pick up a solid win from Barksdale at the fourth singles position 6-1, 6-1 over Thompson, followed by a loss from her doubles partner Setyon-Ortenzio 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 at the second singles spot against Medina.
Johnson would fall in a heartbreaker as well at the top singles spot, dropping her match in a tiebreaker 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 to See Choo.
At the third position, Marevic was topped by Neumeyr 6-4, 6-1, as Pridgeon also fell in straight-sets to Nagels 6-0, 6-4 at the fifth spot.
Roberts was forced to retire at the sixth spot after dropping the first set to Almedia 6-4.
The Bobcats will host North Georgia Monday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m. for the first of three crucial Peach Belt Conference (PBC) matches to finish the season.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at www.twitter.com/BobcatSports and www.facebook.com/gcbobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.