March 8, 2014

#27 GC Women’s Tennis Edges Montevallo, 5-4

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Getting the clinching win from sophomore Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.), the No. 27 Georgia College women's tennis team (5-3, 2-2 PBC) snuck past the University of Montevallo (5-3, 2-2 PBC) 5-4 Saturday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.

The Bobcats had a 2-1 deficit after doubles action. Georgia College got its win at the third slot, where Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Ga.) beat Liucija Smaizyte and Juanita Ossa 9-7. The freshman pair is now 6-2 on the season.

In the first slot, Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) fell 8-4 to Nikola Polcerova and Anais Robert. Second doubles pair Krupp and Ivana Marevic (Rotteweil, Germany) lost by the same score to Allison Howell and Haley Highfield.

Cristalei Polk evened the score with a quick win over Howell in the fourth slot, as the Falcon retired after 6-3 and 4-0 scores. Georgia College's first lead of the match came after Marevic won in the third slot, taking out Robert 6-2, 6-1. Serdinia's 6-3, 6-3 victory over Highfield in the fifth slot put the Bobcats one point away from taking the team win. Serdinia owns the team lead in singles wins with a 6-2 record.

Montevallo battled back with wins in the first and second slots, as Macy Polk lost 6-2, 6-1 to Polcerova and Clausse-Pujo fell 6-3, 7-6 to Smaizyte to knot the score up at 4-4. Krupp provided the match-winner, battling in the first set 7-5 with Ossa before a cleaner 6-2 and the straight-set clincher.

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, March 9 at noon, taking on No. 46 Clayton State University in a ranked battle at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.

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