#31 GC Women’s Tennis Dominates Pacers on the Road, 7-2

Jena Kelly got a big win for the Bobcats in both singles and doubles Sunday.

Full Results: http://gcbobcats.com/sports/wten/2016-17/files/WT16.xtg

By Angela Moryan, Sports Information Assistant

AIKEN, S.C. – No. 31 Georgia College Women's Tennis (8-7, 5-3 PBC) got its second-straight win Sunday as the Bobcats downed the USC Aiken Pacers (8-8, 3-7 PBC) 7-2.

The ladies started off the day strong, winning two of the three doubles matches. Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville, Georgia) paired up with Emma Niemi (Cumming, Georgia) to get a big win in the first doubles flight. The Bobcats landed on top of the Pacers' Marie Habiyaremye and Olivera Veskovac 8-6. In court three, Camilla Negrini (Milan, Italy) and Kristen Jones (Marietta, Georgia) downed Victoria Giannaccini and Nadine Tusiama in a tight 9-7 match for the second Georgia College point. Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Georgia) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Georgia) fell to Kayla Calvert and Brigitta Mirak in the second flight 8-2, giving the Pacers their first point of the day. 

The Bobcats capitalized on their early lead and continued the momentum into singles, just one win short of a full singles sweep. Kelly came up with the first win in the second spot as she shut down Veskovac 6-0, 6-2. Then Serdinia followed suit, grabbing the fourth Georgia College point after a three-set win. She won the first set 6-4, but the Pacers' Calvert forced a split with a 6-4 win of her own. The Pacer could not overcome Serdinia's power, though, and fell with a 6-0 tiebreaking third.

Niemi got the team win for the Bobcats with her victory on court five over Habiyaremye, 6-4, 7-6. Jones and Polk followed quickly after. Jones topped Alice Neves 7-5, 6-2, and Polk stopped a split, beating Tusiami 7-5, 7-6, in the No. 1 spot.

Mirak was the only Pacer to win a singles match. She defeated Negrini in the third line, 6-0, 6-2.

The Bobcats travel to Wingate University Tuesday for another mid-week non-conference match-up. First serve is scheduled for 11 a.m. 

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