AUGUSTA, Ga. – The No. 18 Georgia College women's tennis team (4-5, 2-3 PBC) took to the road Wednesday afternoon for a neutral site match against the No. 34 Wingate University Bulldogs (7-4). The Bobcats led the whole way en route to a decisive 6-3 victory.
Playing in the first doubles slot the senior and freshman combo of Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.) and Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) continued to play well together, coming away with the 8-5 victory over Becca Thomas and Ali Evers.
Junior Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) and senior May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) faced off against Morgan Winston and Kelli Ferguson in the second doubles slot. The Bobcat duo came away with the 8-5 victory.
Senior Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) and freshman Sarah Murray (Alpharetta, Ga.) stayed close against Tiffany Williams and Helen Goreski, but the Bobcats came up on the short end of an 8-4 decision.
Murray faced off against a senior in Goreski. The freshman Bobcat battled but would lose 6-2, 6-2. The Bobcats were tied 2-2 at that point, but the team went on a 4-point streak to clinch the win.
Johnson took down Thomas 6-4, 6-3 to give the Bobcats the 4-3 lead. Barksdale followed her closely with a 6-2, 6-1 win against Winston in the No. 3 slot. Krupp came away with a hard fought 7-6, 6-4 victory over Williams in slot No. 4.
Playing in the top slot for the Bobcats, Marevic battled early against Evers, but clinched the victory with a 7-6, 6-2 win.
Lingner nearly gave the Bobcats five points in a row, as she took her first set 6-1, but fellow senior Ferguson battled back and took the next two sets 6-3, 6-2.
The Bobcats return to action Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. when they take on No. 37 Lewis University at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
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