FLORENCE, S.C. – The Georgia College women’s tennis team got out to a solid start in the first round of the ITA Southeast Championships Friday night.
No. 13 seed May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) led the Bobcats into the second round with a comeback victory over her opponent, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Newcomer Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) kicked-off her Georgia College career in winning fashion, handling her opponent 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the next round.
In the ‘B’ bracket, freshman Leah Pridgeon (Lawrenceville, Ga.) moved on after taking down her opponent 6-4, 6-3.
Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) made it a perfect 2-0 for GC in Flight ‘B’ after taking down Mount Olive’s Francesca Ceppi in comeback fashion, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Sophomore Lisa Setyon (Paris) failed to reach the second round, dropping her opening match 6-0, 6-4.
Junior Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.) also fell in a highly contested match after taking the opening set, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
The Bobcats did enjoy some success in doubles, going 1-1 on the day. The duo of Barksdale and Marevic won their match handily 8-1, while GC’s top duo of Johnson and Lingner fell by the same score.
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