SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Georgia College Women's Tennis team (20-8) moved up three spots in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Rankings Poll released Wednesday. Previously ranked No. 19, the Bobcat women have now secured the No. 16 slot.
Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bordeaux, France) worked her way into the singles rankings, coming in at No. 48 after previously being unranked. Putting together a stellar senior spring campaign, Clausse-Pujo has amassed an 18-8 first-slot singles record, as well as securing 16 wins in doubles contests.
Currently, four Bobcat women have surpassed the 15-win mark in singles on the season: Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville, Georgia) with 19, Clausse-Pujo and Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Georgia) with 18 and Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Georgia) with 15.
Coming off of a fourth-place finish in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament last week at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center in Florence, South Carolina, the Bobcat women secured their 20th victory on 2016 campaign. The Bobcat women defeated Francis Marion University in the Quarterfinal round before falling to Armstrong State University in the Semifinals and Flagler College in the third place match.
Along with Georgia College, seven other PBC schools have made their way into the newest national poll. Armstrong State University (3), Columbus State University (9) and Flagler College (10) slot in ahead, while Francis Marion (25), University of North Georgia (30), USC Aiken (34) and Young Harris College (44) fall in behind.
The Bobcats will now await the selection of the NCAA Southeast Regional field. The selection announcement is set for Tuesday, May 3 at 8:30 p.m. on NCAA.com.
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