#27 Bobcat Women’s Tennis Tackles One of NAIA’s Best, 6-3
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 27 Georgia College women's tennis team (11-4) nearly swept singles action in a victory over NAIA powerhouse Brenau University (8-7), 6-3 Wednesday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
Doubles play didn't start as planned for the Bobcats, finishing down 2-1.
Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Ga.) provided an 8-1 victory over Kelley Cohron and Valeria Savina to start things off in the third slot. The Bobcat freshmen pairing improved to a team-best 11-3 on the season.
Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) then dropped an 8-4 match to Dominika Jasova and Zalina Nazarova before Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) and Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) lost by the same score to Maria Perdomo Medina and Stephanie Moniz in the second slot.
Serdinia evened the team score with the first singles win, shutting out Savina in fifth singles. The victory was Serdinia's 10th of her rookie campaign, her fourth shutout this season.
Krupp followed with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Cohron in the sixth spot to make the score 3-2. Cristalei Polk provided the next victory, 6-3, 6-0 over Moniz in fourth singles. The Bobcat freshman is a team-best 11-3 on the season, and has won seven singles matches in a row.
The next singles bout to finish was a loss for Georgia College, as Macy Polk fell 6-1, 6-4 to Jasova in first singles. Clausse-Pujo then provided the team clinching victory in the second slot, bookending wins in a three-set matchup 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
Marevic rebounded well in the final decision, a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Nazarova in the third slot.
Georgia College has now won seven of its last eight, and four straight at home.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, March 29 at 11 a.m., hosting No. 24 Young Harris College in a return to Peach Belt Conference (PBC) matches. The Bobcats are 3-2 in PBC play, owning the fifth slot in the league standings, with seven conference bouts left to go.
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