No. 8 Lady Cougars Outlast No. 15 Lady Blazers

| March 10, 2016

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COLUMBUS, Ga. – The No. 15 Valdosta State women’s team put up a valiant effort against the No. 8 Cougars of Columbus State, but ultimately fell short in a 5-3 loss on Wednesday afternoon in Columbus, Ga.

The non-conference showdown began in favor of the Lady Cougars, as VSU’s Bea Morales Hernandez and Josephine Jedrochowski dropped and 8-2 loss to Camila Tobar and Kirsa Utech at No. 1 doubles. Beatriz Leon and Giorgia Vitale teamed up at No. 2 to put CSU in front 2-0 after an 8-5 win over Laura Ubeda and Sabrina Schmidt, but Anke Poncelet and Daniella Barta kept the day close at No. 3 with an 8-6 win over Olivera Tadijiin and Rachael Williams.

Jedrochowski scored a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Utech at No. 3, and Schmidt defeated Tadijiin 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4, but the Lady Blazers dropped matches at No. 1, No. 2, and No. 6, which led to the win for Columbus State.

The Lady Blazers fell to 5-4 overall on the season, while the Lady Cougars improved to 10-3.

Valdosta State returns to conference action in two weeks, with a March 23rd matchup against Alabama-Huntsville in Valdosta, Ga. at the VSU Tennis Courts.

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