April 9, 2012

Lady Saints Suffer 7-2 Setback at Georgia College in PBC Play

Contact: David Beall,

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – The North Georgia women's tennis team continued to struggle on the road Monday afternoon, falling 7-2 at Georgia College at the Centennial Center Tennis Facility in Peach Belt Conference action. 

The Lady Saints (6-14, 1-8 PBC) see their losing streak stretch to five matches, while Georgia College (10-3, 5-5) continues to roll as they ranked No. 30 in the country.

North Georgia nearly pulled out a point at No. 1 doubles when Natalia Escobar and Juliana Chiang went toe-to-toe with Kayla Barksdale and Lisa Setyon-Ortenzio, but the Bobcat duo pulled out the 9-8 thriller. 

Maria Romero was the lone singles player to pick up a win, taking down Sara Roberts 6-1, 6-3. Nela Handac was also awarded a win at No. 5 singles by default, giving North Georgia their only two points of the match.

The Lady Saints return to the courts on Wednesday afternoon, welcoming Carson-Newman to town for a non-conference battle. First serve against the Eagles is slated for 2:00 p.m. at the North Georgia Tennis Complex.

#30 Georgia College 7, North Georgia 2
Apr 09, 2012 at Milledgeville, Ga. (Centennial Center Tennis Facility)

Singles competition
1. May Johnson (GC-W) def. Natalia Escobar (NGWOMEN) 6-1, 6-0
2. Ivana Marevic (GC-W) def. Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) 6-0, 6-0
3. Kayla Barksdale (GC-W) def. Audrey Marlette (NGWOMEN) 6-0, 6-0
4. Leah Pridgeon (GC-W) def. Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) 6-2, 6-2
5. Nela Handac (NGWOMEN) def. Michelle Lingner (GC-W), by default
6. Maria Romero (NGWOMEN) def. Sara Roberts (GC-W) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Kayla Barksdale/Lisa Setyon-Ortenzio (GC-W) def. Natalia Escobar/Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) 9-8
2. May Johnson/Leah Pridgeon (GC-W) def. Audrey Marlette/Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) 8-3
3. Michelle Lingner/Ivana Marevic (GC-W) def. Maria Romero/Nela Handac (NGWOMEN) 8-
Match Notes
North Georgia 6-14, 1-8 PBC
Georgia College 10-9, 5-5 PBC; National ranking #30; Regional ranking #7