DAHLONEGA, Ga. – A nine-day layoff couldn't cool off a red-hot No. 15 Georgia College women's tennis squad (16-4, 11-1 PBC), as the Bobcats picked up their eighth-straight win by topping the University of North Georgia (12-9, 6-7 PBC) 6-2 Monday on the road.
The Bobcats had a 2-1 lead after doubles action. The only doubles loss came in the first slot as No. Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) and Kristen Jones (Marietta) were edged by Felicia Baratta and Rita Kaldawi 8-4.
In second doubles, Katie Krupp (Evans) and Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville) teamed for their 13th victory of the season with an 8-5 win over Simone Krog and Natalia Escobar. Macy Polk (Powder Springs) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee) remained undefeated by taking down Nela Handac and Mathilde Baartvedt by the same score. Serdinia and Macy Polk are now 7-0 this season.
Singles action was a 4-1 win for Georgia College, with the first result coming in the fourth slot. Kelly beat Baartvedt in a pair of 6-3 sets, improving the Bobcat freshman to 10-4 on the season.
North Georgia got its lone singles win next, as Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs) fell to Krog 6-2, 6-0 in the sixth slot. Macy Polk picked up a second-singles win, defeating Escobar 7-6, 6-0. Macy Polk has now won six in a row, and stands 10-5 overall.
Krupp improved to a perfect 9-0 in singles play by topping Hannah Stanford in the fifth slot, 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the team win. The final point then came from Clausse-Pujo in the first slot, beating Baratta in two 6-4 sets. The Bobcat junior has won six straight as well, and owns an 11-6 mark in the first slot.
The 11-1 mark in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play puts Georgia College tied for second in the league standings with No. 9 Columbus State University.
The Bobcats take on CSU at home tomorrow, April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
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