COLUMBUS, Ga. – The No. 15 Georgia College women's tennis team (18-7) saw one of the best seasons in program history come to a close in the NCAA Southeast Region #2 Final Tuesday, as the Bobcats lost 5-1 to host and No. 8 Columbus State University (22-3).
The Bobcats dug a 2-1 hole after doubles action. The lone point came through the third spot, as Macy Polk (Powder Springs) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee) ended their season undefeated at 12-0. The Bobcat pair topped Elena Preadca and Olivera Tadijin for the third time this season, 9-7.
Second doubles was an 8-3 loss for Katie Krupp (Evans) and Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville) to Beatriz Leon and Saravinder Pannu. Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) and Kristen Jones (Marietta) fared slightly better in an 8-5 loss to Camila Tobar and Kirsa Utech in the first spot.
The first singles result came in the fourth slot, where Kelly lost to Tadijin 6-0, 6-1. Next came a 6-2, 6-3 loss for Jones to Tobar in third singles. The match-clinching point came in the first slot, as Clausse-Pujo battled to a pair of 6-4 sets in a loss to Leon. In the unfinished matches, Bobcats had leads in both the second and fifth singles slots.
The loss brings a close to the 2015 season for GC women's tennis. The year featured the first 4-0 start since the 2011 season, and an eight-match win streak down the stretch. Clausse-Pujo was honored on the All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) First Team, with Macy Polk taking a second-team nod.
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