MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 19 Georgia College Women's Tennis team (15-5, 6-2 PBC) extended its conference win streak to four straight with a shutout win over Lander University (5-7, 1-7 PBC) Wednesday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
Doubles action was a Bobcat sweep, allowing a combined nine points to the Bearcats.
The second and third slots provided 8-2 wins for the Bobcats, as senior Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) and junior Macy Polk (Powder Springs) beat Yuriko Ono and Anni Poikola in the second slot. Junior Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee) and sophomore Emma Niemi (Cumming) added a victory in the third slot over Lauren French and Caroline Yodice.
The first slot provided the toughest matchup, as senior Katie Krupp (Evans) and sophomore Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville) needed an 8-5 bout to get past Ivanka Mocic and Maggie Elliott. Krupp and Kelly now have a team-high 12 victories in doubles play.
The first singles result came from the top spot, as Clausse-Pujo made quick work of Mocic in a 6-0, 6-2 win. Macy Polk clinched the team victory with a near shutout in the second slot, taking down Ono 6-1, 6-0.
Kelly and junior Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs) followed suit with a pair of straight-set wins. Kelly beat Poikola 6-0, 6-3 in the third slot, while Cristalei Polk won in fourth singles over Yodice with a shutout. Both Kelly and Cristalei Polk share the team lead with 15 singles victories, the latter has won 11 straight matches.
Closing out the sweep were Krupp and Serdinia. The senior Krupp topped Renata Mello in the fifth slot 6-1, 6-2, while Serdinia battled with French to the tune of a 7-5, 6-4 Bobcat win.
The win moves Georgia College to 11-1 at home this season. The shutout was the team's sixth this season.
The Bobcats are back in action Friday, April 1 at 1 p.m., hosting the University of West Alabama.
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