Bobcat Women’s Tennis Leaps Nine Slots to #31 in ITA National Rankings

Senior Jena Kelly
Senior Jena Kelly

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TEMPE, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its most recent round of national rankings, with Georgia College Women's Tennis earning the No. 31 spot.

The Bobcats jumped nine slots to land at No. 31, thanks to wins over then No. 33 Flagler College and Francis Marion University last week.

Georgia College is ranked third among the five Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools on the list, led by No. 3 Columbus State University. No. 29 University of North Georgia is the lone school ahead of the Bobcats in the league, while No. 34 Young Harris College and No. 38 Flagler come in behind the Bobcats. The top spot belongs to Barry University.

Senior Jena Kelly (Lawrenceville, Georgia) also owns a spot on the individual national ranks, coming in at No. 43. Kelly is 7-7 in singles play this season, including three losses against Nationally-Ranked opponents. She did pick up a win over No. 44 Marie Krueger of Francis Marion last week.

The Bobcats are in action today at UNG.

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