MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Rainy weather and a lengthy delay couldn't dampen the spirits of the No. 26 Georgia College women's tennis squad (5-1) Tuesday, as the Bobcats upset No. 11 Valdosta State University (4-5), 5-0 at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
The Bobcats swept doubles action. Georgia College started off up 2-0 in the team score, as VSU had just five players available, defaulting at third doubles and sixth singles.
In first doubles action, Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) and Kristen Jones (Marietta) beat Jennifer Rink and Anke Poncelet 8-5, improving the Bobcat pair to a 3-3 mark this season. Katie Krupp (Evans) and Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville) followed suit with an 8-4 win over Bea Morales Hernandez and Joanna Lario. Krupp and Kelly are also 3-3.
Needing just one singles win for the clinch, freshman Emma Niemi (Cumming) provided the necessary team point in the fifth slot, beating Taylor Vinge 6-0, 6-2. Niemi is now a team-high 5-1 in singles play during her rookie season.
The win marks the highest ranked victory for GC Women's Tennis this season, topping the previous defeat of No. 30 Flagler College.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m., traveling to Young Harris College.
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