April 27, 2013

GC Women’s Tennis Enters Savannah as No. 4-Seed

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Georgia College women's tennis team (15-11) enters the NCAA Southeast Regional for the 19th year in a row, the Bobcats earning a No. 4-seed this year. Georgia College will start the tournament against No. 5-seed Augusta State University (14-8) Sunday at 10 a.m.  

The other Sunday match will pit two other Peach Belt Conference (PBC) teams against each other, as No. 1-seed Armstrong (24-1) takes on No. 8-seed Clayton State University (9-9) with the winner of each Sunday match playing Monday.

The Bobcats have been led by Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.) during the 2013 season, as the senior has a 19-5 singles record at the No. 3 position, including a current win streak of nine matches. Fellow senior May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) holds a 17-7 record on the year, playing most of her matches in the No. 2 position.

Barksdale and freshman Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) earned second team All-PBC honors as a doubles team, and currently rank as the No. 5 doubles team in the region. Johnson and junior Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) joined forces midseason and have impressed in the No. 2 position going 16-4, including an 8-1 record in conference play.

The Bobcats hope to improve on last year's performance, as Georgia College faced Columbus State University in the first round of the Southeast Regional and lost 5-0.

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 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.