#19 GC Women’s Tennis Rallies for Win over #26 West Alabama, 6-3

Hannah Serdinia in a follow-through

Full Results: http://gcbobcats.com/sports/wten/2016-17/files/WT-11.xtg

By Angela Moryan, Sports Information Assistant

PENSACOLA, Fla. – No. 19 Georgia College Women's Tennis (6-5) rallied late in the match, winning the last four singles lines to secure its sixth season victory by beating No. 26 University of West Alabama Sunday afternoon. 

Georgia College started the day off strong, earning the 2-1 advantage after doubles. In the second flight, Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Georgia) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Georgia) powered over Liliana Araucz and Teona Tatishvili, 8-3. Kristen Jones (Marietta, Georgia) paired up with Camilla Negrini (Milan, Italy) to take down the West Alabama's third line, Evelyn Moreno and Andrea Tomassone, 8-6. 

Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville, Georgia) and Emma Niemi (Cumming, Georgia) struggled against UWA's No. 1 pair, falling to National No. 14  Amina Mukhametshina and Georgina Morral 8-1.

Polk and Jones were the first two to finish in singles. Polk fell to No. 31 Mukhametshina in the one spot, 6-1, 6-0, as Jones lost to Tomassone in the sixth line, 6-1, 6-2.

At that point, the Bobcats needed to win three of the final four matches to overcome the 3-2 deficit. Kelly grabbed the first one on court two, beating Moreno quickly with 6-1 and 6-0 sets. Negrini followed suit with her own win over Morral in the third spot 6-3, 6-2. Serdinia secured the team win for the Bobcats as she topped Tatishvili 6-2, 7-5. Niemi snagged the final team point, stopping UWA's Araucz at 6-1, 6-2.

The ladies of the Blue and Green have one more match in the Sunshine State Tuesday, March 21. The Bobcats look for their seventh win of the season as they play No. 7 University of West Florida at 10 a.m.

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