March 14, 2013

#18 GC Women’s Tennis Falls at Young Harris, 6-3

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Playing for the first time as Peach Belt Conference (PBC) foes, the No. 18 Georgia College women's tennis team (5-7, 2-4 PBC) dropped a 6-3 decision at Young Harris College (8-3, 3-2 PBC) Thursday.

The Bobcats looked strong in doubles action, taking two of three.

Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.) and Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) teamed for another win in first doubles, taking down Jane Plevako and Charlotte Dawson 8-5. The Bobcat duo evened its record out to 6-6 with the win.

May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) and Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) remained undefeated on the season in second doubles, beating Charlotte Moreau and Carolina Hernandez 8-5.

The lone doubles loss came in a marathon, as Bobcats Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) and Sarah Murray (Evans, Ga.) took Lina Parra Pava and Diana DiMarco to a tiebreak in a 9-8 (7-3) loss.

YHC evened the score 2-2 with a win at fifth singles, as DiMarco beat Lingner 6-2, 6-1. In the fourth singles slot, Moreau beat Krupp 6-3, 6-0.

Fresh off her first collegiate singles win yesterday, Murray couldn't repeat the outcome, dropping 6-2, 6-1 to Hernandez in the sixth slot.

The match-clinching victory for the Mountain Lions came in the first slot, as No. 24 Plevako beat Marevic by a 6-4, 6-2 score.

After a loss from Johnson to Dawson 6-2, 6-4 in the second spot, Barksdale finished the match with the lone singles win for Georgia College, a 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 comeback victory over Parra Parva. Barksdale now owns an 8-4 singles mark, the most victories on the squad.

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, March 15 at 1:30 p.m., traveling to the University of North Georgia (2-8, 1-6 PBC).

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