MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 15 Georgia College women's tennis team (15-4, 10-1 PBC) won its seventh straight match with its third straight shutout Saturday against Georgia Southwestern State University (5-17, 0-12 PBC) at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
The Bobcats jumped out to a 3-0 lead after doubles. In the first slot, Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) and Kristen Jones (Marietta) teamed for a near-shutout, 8-1 over Carly Cangelosi and Anna Kate Shaw. The Bobcat duo improved to 11-8.
Sisters Macy Polk (Powder Springs) and Cristalei Polk teamed for the first time this season, posting a shutout win in the second slot over Anneliese Leahy and Jamie Thomas. The Bobcats also got a walkover win in third doubles.
After another walkover win in sixth singles made the score 4-0, the clinching singles finish came when Emma Niemi (Cumming) beat Ashley Denby 6-3, 6-1 in fifth singles. Niemi is now 8-4. Cristalei Polk took down Thomas in the fourth slot via shutout. Cristalei Polk leads the Bobcats in victories this spring at 11-5.
Clausse-Pujo then downed Cangelosi 6-1, 6-2, before Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville) added a 6-2, 6-1 win over Leahy in third singles. Macy Polk then wrapped up the match with a 6-1, 6-2 win in the second slot over Shaw.
The win improves Georgia College to 10-1 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, tied for second in the standings with No. 9 Columbus State University. The Bobcats have clinched a playoff spot, and can finish no lower than third.
The Bobcats are back in action Sunday, April 12 at 1 p.m., hosting CSU.
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