by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The No. 29 Georgia College & State University women's tennis team (2-1) dominated Limestone College (0-2) Saturday, Feb. 20 with a 9-0 victory for Homecoming.
The French Bobcat duo of Diane Danna (Paris, France) and Bertille Lion (Lyon, France) battled Jimena Munoz Quiroga and Eve Aubry to a 9-7 win in No. 1 doubles, becoming the only undefeated Bobcat pair this season. Slotted second in doubles, Kayla Barksdale (Martinez, Ga.) and Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) swept Lauren Bolender and Courtney Guerrieri 8-0. Georgia College won No. 3 doubles by default due to a forfeit by the Saints.
In singles action, Danna faced Munoz Quiroga again, winning 6-3 and 6-2 in the No. 1 spot. Barksdale beat Aubry in a tough 6-3, 4-6 and 10-5 match for second singles. The No. 15 regionally ranked, Lion defeated Bolender 6-0, 6-0 as did Lingner over Guerrieri and Mosa against Krystal Barker in the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 slots, respectively. Georgia College took the sixth singles match due to another Saint forfeit.
The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday, Feb. 23 as they open up Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, hosting Armstrong Atlantic State University for a 2 p.m. start.
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