#26 GC Women’s Tennis Takes Out USC Aiken, 5-1
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – With a sweep of three matches in singles action, the No. 26 Georgia College women's tennis team (15-6, 8-4 PBC) beat USC Aiken (13-7, 6-6 PBC) 5-1 Saturday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.
The Bobcats led 2-1 after doubles, the matches finishing in reverse order.
Katie Krupp (Evans, Ga.) and Cristalei Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) had a convincing 8-2 victory in the third slot over Franziska Regel and Charlotte Greenwood. Krupp and Cristalei Polk remain the team's best active doubles pairing at 5-1 on the season.
Macy Polk (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Hannah Serdinia (Suwanee, Ga.) teamed for an 8-4 win in second doubles over Margot Simon and Victoria Jasko. First doubles provided the lone team point for USCA, as Nadine Tusiama and Shauna Williams edged Camille Clausse-Pujo (Bourdeaux, France) and Ivana Marevic (Rottweil, Germany) 9-8.
Singles action featured a pair of straight-setters and one three-set bout, all Bobcat victories.
Macy Polk, the Southeast Region's No. 12 player, got things started with an upset of Region No. 8 Tusiama 6-4, 6-1. Sister Cristalei Polk followed with a 6-0, 6-4 win in the fourth slot over Jasko. Macy Polk improves to 12-7 on the year, while Cristalei Polk is a team-best 16-4.
The fifth and deciding team point came from Clausse-Pujo in second singles, taking the first set 6-4 and falling 6-3 in the second, only to rebound with a dominant 6-1 to finish off Simon. The Bobcat freshman now owns a 12-8 singles mark.
The Bobcats are now 8-4 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, good for sixth in the league standings. Having already clinched a PBC Playoff spot, Georgia College has one match left, and could take anywhere from the fourth to the sixth seed.
GC women's tennis finishes the regular season at home tomorrow, April 13 at 1 p.m., playing host to No. 40 Lander University. Sunday will be "Senior Day" honoring GC women's tennis' lone senior in Marevic.
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