March 18, 2014

#27 GC Women’s Tennis Splits with Two Top-50 Teams

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 27 Georgia College women's tennis team (8-4) defeated No. 42 University of Central Oklahoma (7-5) in the morning, before dropping to No. 7 University of West Florida (10-4) in the afternoon. The Bobcats took the opening match 5-0 before falling 5-1 in the matinee at the Skeeter Carson Tennis Complex.

The morning started with a doubles sweep, as Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Ga.) teamed for an 8-0 victory over Kristin Richardson and Lauren Allison in the third spot.  Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) and Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) added a win over Petra Pesic and Emile Semo in second doubles 8-1, and Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) and Macy Polk (Suwanee, Ga.) also won in the first position 8-2 against Alina Gorina and Anna Braun.

Two quick singles wins at the fourth and sixth position gave the Bobcats their fifth point and the win. Cristalei Polk defeated Semo at fourth singles 6-0, 6-3, clinching the team win after Krupp beat Allison 6-1, 6-0 in the sixth spot. 

Against No. 7 West Florida in their second match of the day, the Bobcats entered singles play down just one point at 2-1. Krupp and Marevic beat Giovana Patitucci and Katarina Dikosavljevic in the second spot 9-8. 

Macy Polk and Clausse-Pujo lost in first doubles to Monika Kochanova and Laure-Eline Faure 8-5, while Cristalei Polk and Serdina were bested by Nina Bubelova and Fernanda Amaral 8-5. 

In singles play against the Argonauts, the Bobcats dropped three matches in straight sets at the first, second and fifth positions. Macy Polk was beaten by No. 20-ranked Kochanova in two 6-1 sets in the first position. Clausse-Pujo lost to Faure 6-4, 6-2 in the second spot; while Serdina fell to Amaral 6-3, 6-4 in the fifth spot. 

The women's tennis team travels to Tuskegee University Wednesday, March 19 for a 2 p.m. start. 

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