No. 3 Pirates Advance To PBC Women's Tennis Championship Match
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The top-seeded and No. 3-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University women's tennis team advanced to the Peach Belt Conference women's tennis championship match with a 5-0 win over fifth-seeded and No. 30-ranked Georgia College on Saturday at the Joe Cabri Tennis Center.
The Pirates (22-0) advance to Sunday's 10:00 a.m. championship match where they will play second-seeded and No. 7-ranked Columbus State - 5-0 winners over Francis Marion - for the league's tournament title. Georgia College falls to 13-10 on the season with the loss.
Armstrong swept all three doubles matches for a 3-0 lead heading into singles play. The No. 2-ranked duo of Aleksandra Filipovski and Barbora Krtickova downed Kayla Barksdale and Lisa Seyton-Ortenzio, 8-1, at No. 1 doubles. The No. 10-ranked duo of Marlen Hacke and Olga Kalodzitsa downed May Johnson and Leah Pridgeon, 8-3, at No. 2 doubles, while the No. 15-ranked duo of Kathleen Henry and Clara Perez defeated Sara Roberts and Ivana Marevic, 8-1, at No. 3 doubles.
The Pirates then clinched the match with two quick straight-set wins. No. 20-ranked Olga Kalodzitsa defeated Marevic, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 3 singles while Jessica Gardefjord blanked Anna Hicks, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6 singles.
Armstrong will attempt to win its ninth straight PBC Tournament title on Sunday. A win would be the 18th of 22 tournament titles in the history of Peach Belt Conference women's tennis.