by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The No. 29 Georgia College & State University women's tennis team (3-3, 1-2 PBC) captured its first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) victory, beating USC Aiken (2-4, 0-3 PBC) 6-3 Sunday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
In second doubles, Georgia College freshmen Kayla Barksdale (Martinez, Ga.) and Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) paired up to defeat Stephanie Humphrey and Maria Angel 8-4, while Adriana Acuna (Peachtree City, Ga.) and Linda Mosa (Stockholm, Sweden) fell 8-3 to Aiken's Brittany Telford and Melanie Schnieder. The Bobcats held a 2-1 advantage after doubles action.
At No. 1 singles, Danna overpowered Grenet 6-2 and 6-1, while Barksdale shut-out Humphrey in 6-0 sets. Slotted third, Lion beat Telford 6-1 and 6-4. Danna and Lion share the team lead with four wins each this season.
Lingner lost 7-5 and 6-3 to Angel in the fourth spot. In fifth singles, Mosa recorded 6-2, 6-2 victory over Gale, while Acuna took Schnieder to the limit, losing 6-4, 5-7 and 10-3.
The Bobcats are back in action Friday, March 5 as they travel to No. 5 Francis Marion University for a 2 p.m. match.
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