FLORENCE, S.C. – The No. 5-seed Georgia College women's tennis team (17-7) rebounded from a Thursday morning loss in a big way, shutting out No. 8-seed USC Aiken (13-10) 5-0 in the backdraw of the 2014 Peach Belt Conference Tennis Tournament.
The Bobcats now advance to the fifth place match, taking on No. 6-seed Lander University tomorrow, April 18 at 9 a.m.
Two of the three doubles squads got through easily, with one winning in a tight contest.
Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) and Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) got the rout rolling with an 8-2 victory over Julia Arruda and Victoria Jasko in the first slot, improving the Bobcat pair to 5-4 on the season.
Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Ga.) buzzed through with an 8-4 win in second doubles over Nadine Tusiama and Shanna Williams. The Bobcat freshmen are now 6-3 on the season.
Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) and Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) needed additional points to get past Margot Simon and Franziska Regel in, taking a 9-8 victory. Krupp and Cristalei Polk are now a team-best 8-1.
Needing just a pair of singles victories, Krupp and Marevic, the team's two returning starters, provided the necessary wins.
Marevic beat Arruda with a shutout in the third slot, improving the senior to 13-7. Krupp then provided the fifth and deciding team point at sixth singles, holding down Regel 6-2, 6-1. The Bobcat sophomore improves to 12-5 on the season.
The battle for fifth place in the PBC starts tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center. The Bobcats and Bearcats squared off less than a week ago, Georgia College picking up a 6-1 victory Sunday.
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