No. 11 Clayton State falls 5-0 against No. 7 Columbus State in Peach Belt Conference Tournament quarterfinals
GREENWOOD, S.C. – April 20, 2012 – The Clayton State Laker women's tennis team opened the 2012 Peach Belt Conference Tournament with a tough task against Columbus State on Friday. In turn, the Lakers dropped a 5-0 decision to the Lady Cougars at the Joe Cabri Tennis Complex.
The defeat drops Clayton State, ranked 11th in the nation, to 7-13 overall. Seventh-ranked Columbus State improves to 24-1 and advances to Saturday's Peach Belt Conference semifinals.
Down two players due to injury, Clayton State was forced to default matches at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles. Clayton State then dropped two doubles matches as Martina Dedaj and Jessica Budd dropped an 8-1 decision at No. 1 to Columbus State's Paola Cigui and Milica Tomic, and Marie Cercelletti and Charlotte Fabricius fell 8-1 at No. 2 to the Lady Cougars' Carolin Weikard and Olivera Jokic.
The match concluded at No. singles as Cercelletti dropped a 6-1, 6-1 decision against Cigui.
COLUMBUS STATE 5, CLAYTON STATE 0
1. Paola Cigui (CS) d. Marie Cercelletti 6-1, 6-1
2. Martina Dedaj (CLS) vs. Milica Tomic, unfinished
3. Charlotte Fabricius (CLS) vs. Carolin Weikard, unfinished
4. Jessica Budd (CLS) vs. Olivera Jokic, unfinished
5. Alyze' Pagal (CLS) vs. Andrea Redrado, unfinished
6. Sandra Jung (CS) won by default
1. Cigui/Tomic (CS) d. Dedaj/Budd 8-1
2. Weikard/Jokic (CS) d. Cercelletti/Fabricius 8-1
3. Redrado/Renata Paiva (CS) won by default