#26 Bobcat Women Clip Nighthawks, 9-0
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 26 Georgia College women's tennis team (12-4, 4-2 PBC) tallied its sixth-straight home victory Sunday, shutting out the University of North Georgia (8-6, 2-5 PBC) 9-0 at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
Despite having three new pairings, the Bobcats ran the table in doubles action. Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) and Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) teamed for an 8-6 win over Natalia Escobar and Mathilde Baartvedt in the first slot.
Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Ga.) added an 8-5 victory over Cameron Williams and Adalyn Hazelman, while the third slot produced an 8-4 win for Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) and Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) over Nela Handac and Audrey Marlette.
Singles play started with a region-ranked battle, as region-No. 12 Macy Polk made short work of region-No. 20 Williams 6-1, 6-1. The match-deciding team point came from fourth singles as Cristalei Polk extended her win streak to eight with a 6-4, 6-0 defeat of Hazelman. The Bobcat freshman is now a team-best 12-3 on the season.
Next, Clausse-Pujo posted a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Escobar in the second slot, and then Marevic rebounded for a 2-6, 6-4, 10-4 victory in the third slot, taking down Baartvedt.
With two matches left, Krupp beat Serdinia to a finish, dropping Handac 6-1, 6-1 in the sixth spot. In fifth singles, Serdinia beat Mallory Kolts with a 6-1, 4-6, 11-4 effort. Serdinia is one tick behind Cristalei Polk with a 11-4 singles mark this season.
The Bobcats have won eight of their last nine, and six straight at home. GC women's tennis has also posted eight shutouts on the season.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. traveling to UNC Pembroke.
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