PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 26 Georgia College tennis squad (8-3) dropped back-to-back matches for the first time this season, falling 8-1 to No. 18 Midwestern State University (6-4) Wednesday.
Junior Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) provided one bright spot for the Bobcats, taking down her first ranked opponent of the season when she out-lasted No. 16 Kayla Casey 7-5, 5-7, 10-2 in first singles. The Bobcat junior improves to 5-4 on the year.
The Bobcats dropped doubles action 3-0. Clausse-Pujo and Kristen Jones (Marietta) lost to Casey and Taylor Coffman in a 9-7 battle in first doubles.
In second doubles, Katie Krupp (Evans, Georgia) and Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville) dropped an 8-3 bout to Lauren Pineda and Lindsay Nochowicz. Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Georgia) and Emma Niemi (Cumming, Georgia) couldn't get past Madeline Schorlemmer and Paige Boykin in an 8-1 loss.
Coffman beat Macy Polk in second singles, rallying in a three-set battle 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. Jones lost in straight sets to Schorlemmer in the third slot 6-4, 6-2.
Kelly battled Courtney Anderson in fourth singles to a 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 score, while Niemi fell in two sets to Boykin in fifth singles, 6-2, 6-0. Nochowitz and Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Georgia) met in sixth singles, all three sets showing 6-3 scores in a win for Midwestern State.
The Bobcats are back in action Friday, March 20 at 11 a.m., playing at No. 7 University of West Florida.
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