#19 GC Women’s Tennis Falls to #21 Midwestern State, 8-1

Kristen Jones hits a strong backhand.

Full Results: http://gcbobcats.com/sports/wten/2016-17/files/MSU10.xtg

By Angela Moryan, Sports Information Assistant

PENSACOLA, Fla. – No. 19 Georgia College Women's Tennis (5-5) had a tough one to start out their three spring break matches as they fell 8-1 to No. 21 Midwestern State University Saturday.

Kristen Jones (Marietta, Georgia) was the only Bobcat to bring in a win against the Mustangs. She topped Ashley Ramirez in the sixth spot in a thrilling three-setter. The Bobcat junior fell in the first set 7-5, then came back to win the next 6-4, and finished off with the tiebreaker win 12-10.

Elsewhere on the courts, Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Georgia) battled against the No. 1 player for Midwestern, Daria Panferova. Polk dropped her match 6-2, 6-1. Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville, Georgia) played in the second line for the Bobcats. She lost to Eirini Kontaki 6-1, 6-1.

Camilla Negrini (Milan, Italy) came close to beating No. 19 Bianca Duff in the third flight. She lost her first set 6-3 but came back to force a tiebreaker in the second set. Duff came out on top 7-6 after winning the seven-point break, 7-1.

Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Georgia) fell to Maddy Coffman in the fourth spot, 6-4, 6-0, while Emma Niemi (Cumming, Georgia) lost in the fifth line to Greta Lazzarotto, 6-3, 6-2.

In doubles, Polk and Serdinia came the closest to a win against Duff and Coffman in the No. 2 spot. The Mustangs topped the Bobcats of a close one, 8-6. Niemi and Kelly fell 8-4 in the first flight to Panferova and Kontaki. Finishing up the line-up, Negrini and Jones lost to Ramirez and Lazzorotto 8-1 in No. 3 doubles.

Next up, the Bobcats continue their stead in the Sunshine State as they play No. 26 University of West Alabama Sunday, March 19 at 11 a.m.

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