March 19, 2014

#27 Bobcat Women’s Tennis Blanks Tuskegee, 9-0

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 27 Georgia College women's tennis team (9-4) picked up its sixth shutout of the season Wednesday, traveling to Tuskegee University (3-10) for a 9-0 victory.

The Bobcats ran the table in doubles action, surrendering just five games. Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Ga.) shut out the third doubles pairing of Jasmine Henderson and Crista Ratliff to get things started.

Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) and Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) added an 8-1 win over Cheryl Dixon and Raynah Favors in the second spot before Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) completed the sweep over Kimberly Bowen and Navilla Paul 8-4.

The Krupp/Marevic duo shares the team lead in wins with the Serdinia/Cristalei Polk paring at 9-3.

Singles action started in the fourth slot with Serdinia shutting out Favors, improving the Bobcat freshman to 8-4 on the season. Krupp clinched the team win with a 6-2, 6-0 drubbing of Akila Smith-Washington in the fifth slot. Krupp stands at 7-3 on the year.

Sophomore Sarah Murray (Alpharetta, Ga.) saw her first action of the 2014 season, taking down Henderson 6-3, 6-0 in the sixth slot. In second singles, Marevic beat Bowen 6-0, 6-3, improving Georgia College's lone senior to 7-3.

Next to finish was Cristalei Polk at third singles, adding a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Dixon. Cristalei Polk has the team's best singles mark at 9-3 on the year. Clausse-Pujo finished the rout with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Paul in first singles, Clausse-Pujo's first match in the No. 1 spot. The Bobcat freshman evens out her record now at 6-6.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m., returning to Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play at No. 43 GRU Augusta.

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