April 20, 2012

Setyon-Ortenzio, Barksdale Earn Slots on All-PBC Tennis Squad

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GREENWOOD, S.C. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) held its annual end-of-the-year awards banquet Thursday night, with Georgia College’s Lisa Setyon-Ortenzio (Paris) and Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.) earning spots on the All-PBC Teams.

As voted on by the league’s coaches, the sophomore Setyon-Ortenzio was chosen to the Second Team in singles, also teaming with Barksdale for a Second Team honor in doubles.

Setyon-Ortenzio was 13-7 in singles action this season, including a 7-4 mark in PBC play. She went 6-4 at first singles, with a 7-3 mark in the second slot.

The junior Barksdale and Setyon-Ortenzio paired as the first doubles team for the majority of the season, compiling a 15-6 overall mark, going 9-3 against conference teams. The duo was 9-5 in the first slot, and 6-1 in the second.

The honor marks the second in doubles action for Barksdale, after teaming with Bertille Lion (2008-2011) for second-team honors in 2011. Setyon-Ortenzio brings down her first post-season hardware of her Bobcat career.

The Bobcats begin their quest for the 2012 PBC Tournament Championship as the No. 5-seed tomorrow, April 20 at 1 p.m., taking on No. 4-seed Flagler College. The Bobcats fell to the Saints 6-3 during the regular season.

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