PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 26 Georgia College women's tennis team (8-2) saw an upset bid fall short 7-2 to No. 3 Saint Leo University (10-2) Monday.
The Bobcats led 2-1 after doubles action, getting wins in the first and second slots. Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) and Kristen Jones (Marietta, Georgia) topped Anastasia Wagner and Pauline Helgesson convincingly, 8-3.
Katie Krupp (Evans, Georgia) and Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville, Georgia) teamed for another 8-3 win in the second slot over Maria Benkirane and Coralie Pesenti. Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Georgia) and Emma Niemi (Cumming, Georgia) fell to Isabella Robbiani and Gabrielle Paul.
The Lions buzzed through singles action, getting the team-deciding point in the fifth slot when Helgesson beat Niemi 6-3, 6-1. Robbiani topped Clausse-Pujo in a pair of 6-4 sets in the first spot. In second singles, Wagner beat Macy Polk 6-1, 6-4.
Jones fell to Marine Beugre-Guyot 6-3, 6-4 in the third slot, and Kelly took Paula Montoya to the limit in a 4-6, 6-3, 7-2 bout. Paul completed the sweep with a win over Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Georgia) 6-3, 6-4 in the sixth spot.
The loss snapped a four-match win streak for GC Women's Tennis. The two losses for the 8-2 Bobcats have come to No. 1 Armstrong State University and No. 3 SLU.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m., taking on No. 18 Midwestern State University.
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