GC Women’s Tennis Shuts out Georgia Southwestern, 9-0

Senior Kristen Jones
Senior Kristen Jones

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -  The Georgia College Women's Tennis team (4-1, 2-1 PBC) made short work of Georgia Southwestern State University (6-8, 0-3 PBC) Saturday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility, the Bobcats nabbing a 9-0 win.

Action started with a doubles sweep, allowing just a total of four games to slip by. Third doubles was most dominant, as Emilia Richter (Berlin, Germany) and Paula Garriga (Centelles, Spain) picked up a shutout over Charli Allen and Ashley Denby. On the first line, the nation's No. 16 squad of Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville) and Valeria Lopez (Barcelona, Spain) beat Celia del Castillo and Maria Taboada 8-3. In the second slot, Kristen Jones (Marietta) and Emma Niemi (Cumming) beat Kendall Crew and Anneliese Leahy 8-1.

Needing just two points, the first singles finish came from Jones on line four, blitzing Crew 6-0, 6-1. The team-victory clinching point came next from No. 33 Kelly in the top slot, a 6-0, 6-2 win over del Castillo. Richter beat Allen in the third slot by a pair of 6-1 scores.

Lopez next took down Taboada in the second slot, 6-3, 6-4, followed by a 6-2, 6-1 victory for Garriga over Leahy in slot five. Niemi completed the sweep by taking out Danby in sixth singles, 6-0, 6-2.

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, March 3 at noon, hosting No. 20 Wingate University.

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