#34 GC Women’s Tennis Team Falls to #5 Columbus State, 8-1

COLUMBUS, Ga. - The No. 34 Georgia College women's tennis team (3-2, 1-1 PBC) tried to extend its Peach Belt Conference (PBC) win streak with a second road-match within a 24-hour period, but the Bobcats fell to undefeated No. 5 Columbus State University (5-0, 3-0 PBC), 8-1 Sunday at the Mary V. Blackmon Center.

The freshmen duo of Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Ga.) got the lone win for the Bobcats in the third doubles slot against Laura Chapman and Saravinder Pannu 8-3. 

Another freshmen pairing of Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) finished on the wrong side of an 8-3 score against Paola Cigui and Beatriz Leon in the first doubles slot. 

Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) and Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) lost for the first time this year 8-0 to Camila Tobar and Olivera Jokic in the second slot. 

In singles play, Serdinia came closest to scoring for the Bobcats by taking eight games before falling to Pannu 6-4, 6-4 in the fifth slot. Clausse-Pujo took five games in the second slot against Leon 6-4, 6-1. 

Marevic lost to Tobar with two 6-2 sets at the third slot, while Krupp dropped her sets to Chapman 6-0, 6-1. The Polk siblings didn't fare much better with Macy losing to Cigui in the first slot 6-1, 6-2; and Cristalei dropping the fourth slot to Jokic 6-1, 6-0. 

The Bobcats lost another point in the "Battle for the Pickle Barrel" rivalry competition with Columbus State. The Cougars currently hold a 10-1 advantage in the rivalry challenge. 

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m., hosting Albany State University.

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