MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The No. 29 Georgia College & State University women's tennis team (1-1) dropped an 8-1 match to No. 4 Valdosta State University (1-0) tonight at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
The lone win for the Bobcats came in the first doubles slot, as the French duo of Diane Danna and Bertille Lion toppled Raphaelle Durante and Tina Trautmann 8-6. Kayla Barksdale (Martinez, Ga.) and Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) dropped an 8-2 score to Natali Gumbrecht and H.Bees at second doubles. In the third slot, Adriana Acuna (Peachtree City, Ga.) and Linda Mosa (Stockholm, Sweden) were blanked 8-0 by the No. 19 duo of Kristel de Groot and Sonya Haggstrom.
The best fight the Bobcats put up in singles came in the fifth and third slots. At No. 5 Mosa was edged by de Groot 7-6, 6-2. Lion lost in the third spot to Bees 6-4, 6-3.
No. 7 Gumbrecht beat Danna 6-1, 6-1 in first singles. No. 40 Durante topped Barksdale 6-1, 6-3.
Lingner was blanked by Haggstrom in the fourth slot, and Acuna lost to N.Hernandez 6-2, 6-2.
The Bobcats are back in action Thursday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., traveling to No. 43 Lees-McRae College.
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