No. 30 Bobcat Women Clawed by Golden Tigers, 8-1

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 30 Georgia College women's tennis squad (9-9) faltered early in a match with Brenau University (10-3), eventually dropping the non-conference bout 8-1 at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility Wednesday afternoon.

The Bobcats found themselves in a quick hole against the Golden Tigers, dropping each of their three doubles matches.

The top tandem of Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.) and Lisa Setyon-Ortenzio (Paris) dropped a tough match to Lyn See Choo and Hannah Thompson, falling 9-7 after leading late.

At the second doubles position Leah Pridgeon (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) were ousted by Eline Nagels and Maria Perdomo Medina 8-5, while Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) and Sara Roberts (Kennesaw, Ga.) also lost 8-1 against Stephanie Moniz and Theresa Neumeyr at the third doubles spot.

GC would pick up a solid win from Barksdale at the fourth singles position 6-1, 6-1 over Thompson, followed by a loss from her doubles partner Setyon-Ortenzio 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 at the second singles spot against Medina.

Johnson would fall in a heartbreaker as well at the top singles spot, dropping her match in a tiebreaker 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 to See Choo.

At the third position, Marevic was topped by Neumeyr 6-4, 6-1, as Pridgeon also fell in straight-sets to Nagels 6-0, 6-4 at the fifth spot.

Roberts was forced to retire at the sixth spot after dropping the first set to Almedia 6-4.

The Bobcats will host North Georgia Monday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m. for the first of three crucial Peach Belt Conference (PBC) matches to finish the season.

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