MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. – Saturday found the No. 15 Georgia College women's tennis team (11-4, 6-1 PBC) taking home two victories, as the Bobcats took down UNC Pembroke (6-9, 1-6 PBC) and Clark Atlanta University (9-11), 9-0.
The first contest of the day was a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) match against the Braves. Georgia College came out of the gate hot in doubles action. The duo of Camille Claussee-Pujo (Bordeaux, France) and Kristen Jones (Marietta) downed Leigh-Ann McAfee and Shelby Bickel of UNC Pembroke, in the first doubles slot, 8-5.
The Bobcats continued to dominate the match, as Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville) and Katie Krupp (Evans) defeated Kelsey Vanquaethem and Gabriela van Ooststroom, 9-8. In the third double slot for Georgia College were Macy Polk (Powder Springs) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwannee), who helped seal the perfect record for the Bobcats, taking the contest against Monica Espitia and Morgan Sheehan, 8-1.
Georgia College was able to continue the momentum into the singles matches, as Crisalei Polk (Powder Springs) gave the Bobcats a four point lead by overpowering Hannah Ammons for the Braves, in six singles, 6-0, 6-0. Clinching the match for Georgia College was Emma Niemi (Cumming) at the five slot, taking two straight sets from Sheehan, 6-2, 6-0.
The Bobcats would make quick work of the Braves in the one and three singles matches. In the third singles contest, Jones powered passed Van Ooststroom of UNC Pembroke with a 6-0, 6-0, win. Clausse-Pujo took down McAfee in two sets in the top singles slot, 6-2, 6-2. Capping off the match was Krupp, who helped hold the Braves scoreless for the match, defeating Espitia, 6-3, 6-1.
The Bobcats did not let the break between matches get to them as they kept the hot-streak going as they faced Clark Atlanta.
In doubles action, Georgia College was led by the number one duo of Camille-Pujo and Jones who took down Vonnick Boyogueno and DiAndrea Galloway of Clark Atlanta, 8-3. Kelly and Krupp matched the same score in the second doubles match, beating Tori Pradier and Avern Gumb for the Panthers, 8-3. Finishing the doubles action for Georgia College was Cristalei Polk and Serdinia with an 8-0 victory over Khadija Elder and Vanessa Jean-Baptist.
Taking the first singles match of the day was Krupp in the third slot, over Jean-Baptist for the Panthers, in a short set, due to an injury from the Panther. Serdina took the sixth slot matchup against Elder in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, clinching the match for the Bobcats.
Georgia College did not stop once the match was won, as Niemi took the match over Gumbs of Clark Atlanta, 6-0, 6-0, in the fourth singles spot. Jones would take the top singles contest over the Panthers' Praider, 6-0, 6-4. Kelly sealed the second singles with a 6-0, 6-1 over Boyogueno. Sealing the shutout for Georgia College was Cristalei Polk, defeating Galloway, 6-0, 6-3.
The Bobcats will be back in action, Sunday, March 29, as they host No. 30 Francis Marion University, starting at 11 a.m.
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