FLORENCE, S.C. – The No. 15 Georgia College women's tennis team was eliminated from the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament with a loss to Columbus State University, 6-1 Sunday.
The Bobcats had a tough day on the court as Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bordeaux, France) and teammate Kristen Jones (Marietta, Georgia) were unable to take the first doubles match against Camilia Tobar and Beatriz Leon for the Cougars, dropping the contest 8-3. The second doubles match of the day Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville, Georgia) and Katie Krupp (Evans, Georgia) battled against Saravinder Pannu and Kirsa Utech of Columbus State, but were unable to defeat the Cougar duo, losing 8-4.
Singles play did not fare much better for Georgia College, as Clausse-Pujo dropped her contest against Leon 6-1, 6-0, in the top singles slot. The Cougars continued their hot streak, taking the third singles match between Jones of Georgia College and Tobar for Columbus State, 6-0, 6-0. Kelly fought hard in the fourth singles slot for the Bobcats, but fell to Tadijin in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.
Krupp fell to the same fate as her teammate Kelly in the fifth match of singles play, managing to score four points against Sarainder Pannu in the first set, before falling 6-4 and 6-2 in the second set.
The Bobcats will await a tournament bid to the NCAA Regional Tournament, which is set for May 10. Georgia College was in the third slot in the most recent Southeast Region Rankings, April 22.
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