April 9, 2014

#26 GC Women’s Tennis Blanked by #2 Armstrong

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.

Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) and Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) provided a battle for Dora Andrejszki and Barbora Krtickova in the third slot, eventually dropping a hard-fought 8-4 matchup.

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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