#34 GC Women’s Tennis Makes Short Work of GSW, 9-0

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Without dropping a single set on the day, the No. 34 Georgia College women's tennis team (3-1, 1-0 PBC) started its Peach Belt Conference (PBC) season off of the right foot, shutting out Georgia Southwestern State University (2-4, 0-2 PBC) Saturday on the road.

The freshmen duo of Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Ga.) started the day off with a shutout at third doubles, blanking Anna Kate Shaw and Hilary Flournoy. Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) and Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) remained undefeated on the young season at second doubles, beating Kalie Douberly and Sydnee Smith 8-3. The doubles win was the 60th overall victory for Marevic at Georgia College.

Another freshmen pairing of Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) finished the sweep with an 8-5 win in the first slot over Carly Cangelosi and Victoria Ondo.

The domination continued through singles action, with Macy Polk shutting down Douberly 6-0, 6-2 in the first slot. Marevic then clinched the team win with a victory over Smith in third singles by the same score.

Clausse-Pujo beat Cangelosi 6-1, 6-2 in the second slot, and then Cristalei Polk toppled Ondo 6-2, 6-1 in fourth singles. The No. 6 slot win went to Krupp over Jamie Thomas 6-1, 6-2, before Serdinia finished off the sweep with a fifth-singles win over Shaw 6-1, 6-1.

The Bobcat women have now won in four straight conference openers, a streak that started in the 2011 season.

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m., traveling to No. 5 Columbus State University for more PBC action. More points will be available in the "Battle for the Pickle Barrel" rivalry competition with Columbus State. The Cougars currently hold a 9-1 advantage in the rivalry challenge.

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