HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The No. 26 Georgia College women's tennis team (8-1) surrendered just a single point over two wins Wednesday, first taking down No. 43 Florida Tech (8-6) 5-1 before a 5-0 shutout of Coker College (3-7).
Action against FIT started with a Bobcat doubles sweep. All three matches were tough, with the closest coming in the first slot, a 9-8 win for Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) and Kristen Jones (Marietta, Georgia) over Erin Egoroff and Kayla Hergott.
Katie Krupp (Evans, Georgia) and Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville, Georgia) teamed for an 8-5 win in the second spot over Natasa Vukovic and Katie Close, while Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Georgia) and Emma Niemi (Cumming, Georgia) provided the most convincing doubles win, holding down Chloe Chanley and Meritt Rabson 8-4.
Singles play was won by Georgia College, 2-1, starting with a point in first singles for the Bobcats as Clausse-Pujo beat Vukovic 6-2, 6-3. Third singles was a stumble in a three-set war from Jones, a loss to Chanley 6-3, 4-6, 10-5. The deciding point came from second singles, as Macy Polk topped Hergott in another three-setter, 6-2, 6-7, 10-8.
The Bobcats made short work of Coker, including a sweep of doubles play. Niemi teamed with Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Georgia) for the first time, winning a third-doubles bout with Jessi Campos and Suzanna Mickey 9-8.
In first doubles, Clausse-Pujo and Jones paired for another victory, this time 8-5 over Jennifer Mezei and Sarah Elliott. The easiest win came in the second spot, as Krupp and Kelly beat Bailey Palmer and Ragan Palmer 8-4. The Bobcat second doubles pairing is a team-best 6-3 this season.
Krupp put the team score at 4-0 after a sixth-singles victory over Sarah Hatcher 6-3, 6-1. Clausse-Pujo finished the day's action with a pair of 6-2 sets against Mezei in the first slot.
Macy Polk and Cristalei Polk are now tied for the team's best singles mark at 5-1. Neimi shares the team lead in wins at 5-2.
The Bobcats are back in action Friday, March 13 at noon, playing host to the University of Indianapolis at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
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