GC Women’s Tennis Conquers Concord, 9-0

Senior Kristen Jones
Senior Kristen Jones

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Women's tennis team (7-2) completed one of the rarest feats in college tennis, posting shutouts from all slots in the roster to go 96-0 in beating Concord University (0-8) Wednesday at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility.

The domination started with a sweep of doubles, as the nation's No. 16 team of Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville) and Valeria Lopez (Galicia, Spain) beat Brooke King and Emily Hendricks 8-0. Emilia Richter (Berlin, Germany) and Kristen Jones (Marietta) beat Lelia Svydam and Allison Lowe by shutout in the second slot. Emma Niemi (Cumming) and Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Player of the Week Paula Garriga (Barcelona, Spain) also had a shutout in the third slot, beating Monica Hutchinson and Caitlyn Knapp.

Momentum continued to singles, where Lopez got the first result in the second slot by beating Emily Daniels 6-0, 6-0. Jones clinched the team victory with a win in the fourth line, shutting out Lowe. Next came a win for Richter over Svydam in the third slot.

No. 33 Kelly controlled King in the top line, followed by a win for Niemi over Hutchinson in sixth singles. Garriga wrapped up the perfect day by putting up two more 6-0 sets against Knapp in fifth-singles action. Garriga and Richter both stayed perfect in their first season in blue and green, posted 9-0 records.

The Bobcats are back in action Sunday, March 18, taking on No. 13 Saint Leo University at the West Florida Tournament.

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