MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – In its third match in two days, the No. 15 Georgia College women's tennis team (12-4, 7-1 PBC) increases its winning streak to four, with a 7-2 victory over No. 30 Francis Marion University (7-5, 4-4 PBC) Sunday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
The Bobcats fell behind early in the doubles contest, as Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bordeaux, France) and Kristen Jones (Marietta) dropped a tough one to Samantha Koelliker and Julia Graf of Francis Marion, 8-3. Georgia College also fell at the number two doubles slot, as Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville) and Katie Krupp (Evans) lost to Christina Graf and Mona Piller of the Patriots, 8-3.
With the Bobcats down 2-0, Macy Polk (Powder Springs) and teammate Hannah Serdina (Suwanee) put Georgia College on the board with their 8-1 win over Sofia Henning and Taylor Whisnant. The Bobcat third doubles pair improves to 4-0 on the year.
Georgia College would not look back, as Kelly took the fourth singles match, 6-0, 6-1, defeating Christina Graf to get singles started. The Bobcats would get their first lead of the contest with Clausse-Pujo upsetting national No. 42 Koelliker, 6-1, 6-4, at the one slot. Jones would give her team a 4-2 lead in the third singles match with her win over Henning, 6-4, 6-1.
Clinching the match for the Bobcats was Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs), defeating Whisnant in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. Cristalei's sister, Macy Polk, would follow her lead and take the number two slot, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, defeating Julia Graf of Francis Marion. Rounding out the match for Georgia College was Krupp in the fifth singles match, taking the contest over Christina Graf, 6-2, 6-3. Krupp improves to 7-0 in singles play. Jones and Cristalei Polk share the team lead in singles wins at eight.
The Bobcats will hit the road for another Peach Belt Conference (PBC) match against USC Aiken, Friday, April 3 with the match starting at 2 p.m.
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