March 20, 2013

No. 18 Bobcat Women’s Tennis Falters in Singles Play, Loses 6-3

MORROW, Ga. – The No. 18 Georgia College women's tennis team (7-8, 3-4 PBC) jumped out to an early lead Wednesday afternoon against No. 50 Clayton State University (6-4, 4-2 PBC), but the Bobcats faltered late and dropped the match 6-3.

The top Bobcat doubles pair of Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.) and Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) continued their strong play together, as the duo took down Martina Dedaj and Jessica Budd.

Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) and May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) played in the No. 2 doubles slot against Hannah Keeling and Ivana Krommelova from the Lakers. The Bobcat duo came out on top of the close 9-7 decision.

Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) and Sarah Murray (Alpharetta, Ga.) took on Racula Pavel and Zinnia Leamana, with the Lakers taking the 8-1 match win.

The Lakers would even the score quickly as Lingner faced off against Pavel in the No. 5 slot with Pavel winning 6-0, 6-1.

Johnson pushed the Bobcats back into lead while playing in the No. 2 slot. The senior made quick work of Krommelova, winning 6-1, 6-1. The win made the score 3-2 in favor of the Bobcats. The squad would falter after Johnson's match, failing to win another.

Krupp took on Leamana in the No. 4 slot and lost 6-2, 6-1. Barksdale saw her win streak of eight consecutive singles wins come to an end as she lost to Dudaj 6-1, 6-4.

Marevic nearly took the first set against Keeling, but lost overall 7-6, 6-1. Murray finished the afternoon off coming just short of a three-set victory against Charlotte Fabricius. Murray took the first set 7-5, before dropping the final two 7-6, 10-4.

The Bobcats will return to the court Saturday, March 23 for a neutral site game against University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras in Orlando, Fla.

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