by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant
AIKEN, S.C. – The No. 30 Georgia College women's tennis team (2-0, 1-0 PBC) doubled-up USC Aiken this afternoon, starting off the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) season with a 6-3 win.
The Bobcats quickly went up 2-1 after the doubles competition. Bertille Lion (Lyon, France) and Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.) started off the day with a victory over Stephanie Humphrey and Margot Simon, 9-8.
May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) and Kim Lochner (Neu-Isenburg) edged by Andrea Cediel and Franziska Regel, 8-6. The 'Cats dropped their first match of the day when Lisa Setyon (Paris, France) and Tracy Bain (Norcross, Ga.) were defeated by Melanie Schnieder and Caitlyn Lawrence, 8-6.
GC was taken by surprise as the Pacers took the top two singles sets. Barksdale stepped up for the Bobcats in the third spot toppling Cediel 6-3, 6-0. Lochner then defeated Regel 7-6, 6-3 and Setyon got her first career collegiate singles win over Schnieder, 6-0, 6-3. Kelly Edwards (Roswell, Ga.) finished off the day dropping Caitlyn Lawrence in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.
Lion fell to Humphrey 6-4, 6-1 in first singles and Johnson lost to Simon 6-2 7-5 in the second slot.
The Bobcats travel to UNC Pembroke tomorrow, Feb. 12 for a noon start.