FLORENCE, S.C. – With a sweep of singles action, the No. 5-seed Georgia College women's tennis team (18-7) took fifth place in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament, beating No. 6-seed Lander University (16-7), 5-1.
The Bobcats' 18 victories are the most for GC women's tennis since 2007, when they went 20-8. It also ties for the fifth-highest win total in program history.
The Bobcats rebounded well from an opening round loss yesterday, winning two in the backdraw for a fifth-place finish.
Georgia College started with a 2-1 lead in doubles, getting victories in the second and third slots, both by 8-2 scores.
Lander would pick up its lone point of the match with an 8-4 victory at first doubles, Carolina Lainez and Cayce Bradley edging Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) and Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France).
Needing just three more points for the win, the Bobcats got them at the first, third and fourth spots.
Macy Polk's victory was the most convincing, beating Courbis 6-2, 6-1 in the first slot. The Bobcat freshman is now 15-7 on the season. Marevic posted the next finish, a 6-2, 6-4 win over Vanhpraseuth in the third slot. Marevic is now 14-7 on the year.
Sister Cristalei Polk provided the match-clinching point, improving her record to a team-best 18-5 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Ivanka Mocic.
The Bobcats now await at-large nominations for the NCAA Southeast Regional Tournament.
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