Bobcat Women’s Tennis Takes Road Conference Bout at YHC Via Shutout

Freshman Emma Fleming
Freshman Emma Fleming
PEACH BELT STANDINGS

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Georgia College Women's Tennis team (7-2, 3-0 PBC) stayed undefeated in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play Saturday, blanking Young Harris College (0-5, 0-1 PBC) on the road.

GC Women's Tennis took the doubles point, winning the first and second slots.

The second doubles pairing of sophomores Emilia Richter (Berlin, Germany) and Kim Yatribi (Frejus, France) made short work of their foes Carol Quevedo and Milica Dabic with a shutout. Senior Valeria Lopez (Galicia, Spain) and freshman Emma Fleming (Suwanee) then teamed for a 6-2 win over Oriana Labaqui and Ana Rodriguez in first doubles. The Bobcat duo stays perfect at 3-0 on the year.

Singles play started with a walkover as YHC didn't have a sixth player. Next came senior Paula Garriga (Barcelona, Spain) with a shutout win over Samantha Van Ness in the fifth slot. Rookie Fleming clinched the team win in fourth singles by topping Dabic 6-0, 6-2.

Yatribi followed suit with a shutout in the third slot over Quevedo. Lopez took a 6-2, 6-1 battle from Rodriguez, leaving Richter with the toughest fight of the day. The sophomore former All-PBC pick went to three sets against Labaqui, 7-5, 3-6, 1-0. Lopez and Yatribi now share the team lead with six singles wins apiece.

GC Women's Tennis is now 3-0 in conference play for the first time since 2015. That season they started 4-0 and finished with an 11-2 PBC record.

The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday, March 19 at 9 a.m., taking on No. 17 Northeastern State University in Pensacola, Florida.

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