GC Women’s Tennis Bounces Bearcats, 6-1

Kim Yatribi and Emilia Richter
Kim Yatribi and Emilia Richter

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Surrendering just one singles bout on the entire day, the Georgia College Women's Tennis team (5-2, 2-0 PBC) stayed undefeated in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play by topping Lander University (3-6, 0-1 PBC) 6-1 Friday at the Centennial Center.

GC Women's Tennis took the doubles point, winning the first and second slots.

The second doubles pairing of sophomores Emilia Richter (Berlin, Germany) and Kim Yatribi (Frejus, France) made short work of their foes Lucia Ric and Manasi Ramadani with a shutout. Senior Valeria Lopez (Galicia, Spain) and freshman Emma Fleming (Suwanee) then teamed for a 6-3 win over Eduarda Ferreira and Isabella Schulz in first doubles. The Bobcat duo moves to 2-0 on the year.

The Bobcats got the first five results in singles play, led by another shutout. Lopez blanked Schulz in the second slot to get things started, the senior moving to 6-1 on the season including wins in her last four. Freshman Jordan Bowie (Macon) then controlled Ramadani in the sixth slot with a pair of 6-1 sets. Clinching the team win was Yatribi in third singles, getting the near shutout of Nelli Lius 6-1, 6-0.

With the team match already decided, senior Paula Garriga (Barcelona, Spain) closed out Ric 6-2, 6-3 and Fleming won over Lindsey Wiggins 6-1, 6-3. The Bearcats got their lone team point in the final match of the day, a tight one that went to a third-set tiebreak as Richter lost to Ferreira 7-5, 2-6, 10-6. Bowie, Garriga and Yatribi are all second on the squad with five singles wins.

GC Women's Tennis is now 2-0 in conference play for the first time since 2015. That season they finished with an 11-2 PBC record.

The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m., hosting Concord University.

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