Bobcat Women’s Tennis Climbs Two Spots to #19 in Nation

Senior Jena Kelly
Senior Jena Kelly

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TUCSON, Ariz. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its latest round of Division II National Rankings Wednesday, with Georgia College Women's Tennis jumping two spots to No. 19 in the nation.

The Bobcats are second among the five Peach Belt Conference (PBC) teams listed in the poll, behind only PBC Champion and national No. 3 Columbus State University. The University of North Georgia comes in at No. 29, with Flagler College at No. 34 and Young Harris College at No. 37. Barry University maintains the top slot.

The No. 19 ranking is the highest for Bobcat Women's Tennis this season, coming on the strength of taking runner-up honors at the recent PBC Tournament.

The 2018 campaign has come to a close Bobcat Women's Tennis, a season that saw Georgia College advance to the PBC Title game for the first time since 2003. Georgia College went 15-8, landing senior Jena Kelly and freshman Emilia Richter All-PBC honors in singles, and the doubles pairing of Kelly and Valeria Lopez an All-PBC trophy as well.

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