PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Georgia College Women's Tennis team (7-4) fell via shutout to No. 11 Northeastern State University (9-3) 5-0 Monday at the West Florida Tournament.
The Bobcats dropped all three doubles bouts, the tightest contest coming in the third slot. There, Emma Niemi (Cumming, Georgia) and Paula Garriga (Barcelona, Spain) teamed for an 8-4 loss to Chantal Nosievici and Easton Parker.
In a ranked battle at the top slot, the No. 15 pairing of Tatjana Stoll and Molly Worden beat No. 16 Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville, Georgia) and Valeria Lopez (Galicia, Spain) 8-3. In second doubles, Kristen Jones (Marietta, Georgia) and Emilia Richter (Berlin, Germany) lost 8-2 to Karla Tomaic and Mayra Jovic.
Needing just two singles wins to clinch the match, the RiverHawks got them in the first and sixth lines. In another ranked battle, No. 23 Stoll beat No. 33 Kelly via shutout. The day came to a close in the sixth slot, where Niemi fell to Tomaic 6-4, 6-3.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, March 21against No. 5 University of West Florida.
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