#15 Bobcat Women’s Tennis Prepares for Southeast Regional

#15 Bobcat Women’s Tennis Prepares for Southeast Regional
By: Sam Jones, Student Sports Information Assistant 

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 15 Georgia College tennis team will head to Columbus on Sunday, May 3, for the first round of the NCAA Southeast Region Tournament.

The Bobcats enter the tournament as the No. 3-seed in the Southeast Region and will take on fellow Peach Belt Conference (PBC) member and No. 6-seed in the region GRU Augusta in round one.

After finishing the regular season with a 17-6 overall record and a No. 15 ranking nationally, the Bobcat women will look to All-PBC first-teamer Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bordeaux, France) and second-teamer Macy Polk (Powder Springs) for big performances. 

Clausse-Pujo had a stellar season as the wire-to-wire No. 1 for the Bobcats in singles play. The junior from Bordeaux, France ended the conference campaign with an 8-4 record, including a dominating stretch where she won six straight matches against conference foes.

Macy Polk posted similarly impressive numbers as the No. 2 for the Bobcats. The sophomore from Powder Springs, Georgia finished the year with a 12-6 overall record and a 10-2 conference record in singles play. 

In doubles the Bobcats will hope that the pairing of Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville) and Katie Krupp (Evans) can continue their good run of form after closing out the year with a 14-8 overall record.

The team will also be looking for more of the same from Macy Polk and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee), who have yet to lose a single match as the No. 3 team in doubles play (10-0).

A Bobcat win in the first round would bring on a challenge from the winner of the matchup between host team Columbus State University and Queens University (N.C.).

This is the 21st straight NCAA Tournament for the Bobcat Women.

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