by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Georgia College men’s and women’s tennis programs attempted to finish out the second day of the ITA Southeast Championship on Saturday. Play was suspended at 5 p.m. due to inclement weather.
On day two, the Bobcats combined for an 0-2 record in singles action. Tyler Franks (Greensboro, Ga.) participated in the only singles match of the day on the men’s side but fell to Armstrong’s Pedro Scocuglia, 6-1, 6-0. GC newcomer Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany)dropped her singles match to Ali Evers of Wingate University, 6-1, 6-4.
In ‘B’ doubles action, Leo Bernardes (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) picked up two wins, edging Lees-McRae College’s Graham Battle and Houston Callaway 9-8. The Bobcat pair then beat North Georgia’s Matheus Guida and Mario Mesquita 8-4. Franks and Kasper Konyves (Helsingborg, Sweden) fell in the opening round of ‘A’ doubles action to Limestone College’s No. 5-seeded Rafael Ferla and Carlos Yanes.
On the women’s side, Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.) and Marevic lost in their ‘A’ doubles match to No. 2-seed Marie Cerceletti and Ivana Krommelova of Clayton State University, 8-4. The duo of Leah Pridgeon (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Lisa Setyon (Paris) also dropped their bout in the ‘B’ Flight to Anderson University’s Camie Brunet and Clair Larken, 8-2.
Day two’s action leaves two active singles players for the GC men in Jerome Leborgne (Coordimanche, France) in the ‘A’ Flight, and Andersson in Flight ‘B’. For the GC women, May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) is still alive in the ‘A’ Flight, joined by Pridgeon and MichelleLingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) in the ‘B’ flight.
In doubles action, Andersson and Bernardes will play the third round of the ‘B’ draw tomorrow, and are the lone Bobcat doubles squad left.
The ITA Southeast Championship will continue tomorrow, Sept. 25, barring inclement weather. All matches on court will resume at 8 a.m. Also, A and B draws will still play tomorrow but there will be no consolation matches.
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