MONTEVALLO, Ala. – On a chilly day with brisk winds, the No. 26 Georgia College women's tennis team (4-0, 4-0 PBC) won its fourth-straight contest to start the 2015 season Sunday, beating the University of Montevallo (2-2, 0-2 PBC) 5-1 on the road.
The Bobcats started off with a 2-1 advantage after doubles, and then swept the three singles matches needed to get the team win. Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Georgia) and Emma Niemi (Cumming, Georgia) got the day started with a shutout win over Juanita Ossa and Octavia Saunders in the third slot. Niemi and Macy Polk now own the team's best doubles record at 3-1.
Georgia College took a 2-0 lead on an 8-5 victory for Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) and Kristen Jones (Marietta, Georgia) over Nikola Polcerova and Anais Robert in first doubles. Montevallo got its lone point of the match in the remaining doubles matchup, as Allison Howell and Grace-Laura Rowe edged Katie Krupp (Evans, Georgia) and Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville, Georgia) by an 8-4 score.
Jones made short work of Robert in the third singles slot to start singles action, followed shortly by a shutout in the sixth spot when Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Georgia) beat Saunders. For the second day in a row, Neimi picked up the team-victory point, this time beating Rowe 6-1, 6-3. The remaining matches were halted as the team result had been decided. Niemi and Cristalei Polk now share the team's best singles mark at 4-0.
Georgia College improves to 4-0 for the first time since the 2011 season.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. for a Homecoming Week matchup against No. 2 Armstrong State University.
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