March 12, 2014

#27 GC Tennis’ Polk Named PBC Player of the Week

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced its most recent Tennis Players of the Week Wednesday, with No. 27 Georgia College tennis (6-3, 2-2 PBC) freshman Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) winning the women's weekly award.

Polk helped power the Bobcats to two conference wins this week, by posting a total record of 3-0 over the week. In the 5-4 over the University of Montevallo Saturday, she picked up a singles victory in the fourth slot over Allison Howell. Polk was up 6-3, 4-0 before Howell retired with injury. Polk also teamed with Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Ga.) for a 9-7 hard-fought win over Montevallo's third doubles pair. In the 6-3 win over #49 Clayton State University, Polk provided the match-clinching team point by beating Kristiin Mets 6-3, 6-4 in the fourth slot. Polk is 6-3 in singles and 6-2 in doubles action this season.

Polk is the first Player of the Week for GC Women's Tennis since May Johnson Feb. 21, 2012.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, March 14 at 11 a.m. hosting Ferris State University.

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