By McKenzie Julian, Sports Information Student Assistant
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its latest round of Oracle/ITA Division II Women's Collegiate Tennis Rankings Wednesday, with Georgia College (12-5) coming in at No. 39, moving up two spots from the previous week.
Sophomore Emilia Richter (Berlin, Germany) is the first Bobcat to be ranked nationally for the women's team in singles this season, coming in at No. 59. Richter plays in the top slot for the Bobcats, owning a 9-7 mark with five matches coming against nationally-ranked opponents.
Georgia College joins four other members from the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) with Columbus State University leading the rankings at No. 8. Also above the Bobcats are the University of North Georgia and Flagler College, ranking Nos. 14 and 25, respectively. The Bobcats move above USC Aiken, who dropped five slots to No. 41.
The Bobcats have two nationally-ranked PBC teams left to face this season, along with taking on No. 11 Wingate University.
The team is back in action away at Flagler Sunday, April 7 at 10 a.m.
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