GC Women’s Tennis #33, Lopez, Richter in ITA Ranks

Sophomore Emilia Richter
Sophomore Emilia Richter

TUCSON, Ariz. – The latest round of Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Rankings were released Wednesday, with Georgia College Women's Tennis (13-8) taking the No. 33 slot in the country, a one-slot jump from last week.

The Bobcats also placed two individuals in the national singles ranks again this week. Senior Valeria Lopez (Galicia, Spain) is No. 46, while sophomore Emilia Richter (Berlin, Germany) takes No. 72.

Richter is 9-10 on the season, all in the top slot for GC. She's taken on eight nationally-ranked opponents this season. Moving up two spots is Lopez who owns a team-best 17-2 with an 8-1 record in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC). She owns wins in 11 of her last 12 bouts. No. 46 is a season-high for GC singles players this season.

Georgia College is one of five nationally-ranked teams from the PBC, led by No. 5 Columbus State University. The University of North Georgia is 12th, followed by No. 18 Flagler College and No. 37 USC Aiken.

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