April 2, 2013

#43 Bobcats Blank #33 Jaguars, 5-0

by Trevor Kuss, sports information assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The No. 43 Georgia College women's tennis team (11-9, 4-5 PBC) swept the No. 33 Augusta State University Jaguars (14-5, 7-5 PBC), finishing with the 5-0 victory on Senior Day at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.  

With one senior on each court, the Bobcats swept doubles play to pull out to a 3-0 lead. Senior Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.) and freshman Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) made quick work of Victoria Lindqvist and Liv Pettersson, 8-2.

Senior May Johnson (Sydney, Australia) and junior Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) downed Roberta Oliveira and Julie Fontaine 8-3.

Senior Michelle Lingner (Dunwoody, Ga.) and freshman Sarah Murray (Alpharetta, Ga.) came back to win a 9-7 decision against Lissa Murakami and Maria Pimentel.

The Bobcats would finish the match off quickly, with seniors Johnson and Barksdale coming away with singles wins. Johnson cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 win against Pettersson and Barksdale had a little bit of work in the first set but defeated Pimentel 7-5, 6-1.

The Bobcats will head to the road for a match against USC Aiken (9-7, 4-6 PBC) Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m.  

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