SAVANNAH, Ga. – The No. 26 Georgia College women's tennis team (13-6, 6-4 PBC) ran into a buzzsaw in the form of Defending National Champion No. 2 Armstrong Atlantic State University (18-1, 11-0 PBC) Wednesday, a shutout loss for the Bobcats.
The Bobcats got swept in doubles to start, with the third slot providing the most challenge for the Pirates.
Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) and Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) teamed for an 8-1 loss to Marlen Hacke and Olga Kalodzitsa in the first slot. Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Ga.) and Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) also fell to Clara Perez and Carolina Prats-Milan by the same score.
Armstrong's four nationally-ranked singles players helped the Pirates sweep singles action as well. Macy Polk lost to No. 15 Hacke in the first slot 6-1, 6-3. Clausse-Pujo lost 6-2, 6-1 to No. 11 Krtickova in second singles.
Marevic lost by shutout to No. 19 Pratz-Milan in the third spot, while Cristalei Polk had a 10-match win streak halted in the fourth spot by No. 42 Perez, 6-2, 6-1.
Serdinia fell 6-0, 6-1 to Kalodzitsa, and Krupp was shut out by Andrejszki in the bottom two slots.
The Bobcats fall to 6-4 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, positioned sixth in the league standings with three matches left.
The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, April 10 at 2 p.m., hosting Young Harris College (2-14, 0-10 PBC).
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