MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 43 Georgia College women's tennis team (10-9, 4-6 PBC) faced off against No. 10 Francis Marion University (19-1, 9-1 PBC) Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats battled, but eventually fell 6-3 to the Patriots.
Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) and May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) were matched against Tereza Baranova and Nora Westbye in the No. 2 doubles slot. The Georgia College duo came out on top of a close 8-6 decision.
Marevic was matched against No. 20 Mona Blauen in the top singles slot and was defeated 6-0, 6-1. Johnson and Baranova finished right behind, with the Patriot taking the 6-2, 6-4 win. With the victory the Patriots built their lead to 4-1 with the win.
Barksdale gave the Bobcats their second point, taking down Graf in the No. 3 slot.
Lingner was pitted against Specht in the No. 5 slot. The Patriot took the 6-0, 6-1 victory and clinched the team victory for Francis Marion.
Krupp continued her strong freshman season, taking down Hurter in a three set bout. Krupp took the first set 6-2 before dropping the second 6-4. The Bobcat freshman regrouped and eased to a 6-2 victory in the third set.
Murray finished out the day taking on Westbye in the No. 6 slot, with Westbye coming away with the 6-0, 6-0 victory.
The Bobcats will return to the Centennial Center Tennis Facility Tuesday, April 2 at 2 p.m. for a Senior Day matchup against No. 33 Augusta State University.
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