The Columbus State women's tennis team earned a berth in the NCAA Round of 16 on Monday for the third straight season.
The ninth-ranked Lady Cougars rolled over Georgia College 5-0 at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center to earn that berth. This will be the sixth time the CSU women have advanced to the Round of 16. CSU made it to the quarterfinals in 2005 and 2012.
The CSU men also advanced to the Round of 16 on Sunday. This is the first time that both teams accomplished that feat. Both teams will be Altamonte Springs, Fla., on May 14. The men will be No. 2 Hawaii-Pacific, while the women play either Drury or Lewis.
CSU took control of Monday match in a hurry winning all three doubles.
Paola Cigui and Camila Tobar won at No. 1, 8-1, over Camille Clausse-Pujo and Ivana Marevic.
Olivera Tadijin and Beatriz Leon won at No. 3 doubles next, defeating Katie Krupp and Cristalei Polk 8-5.
Laura Chapman and Olivera Jokic trailed 4-1 at No. 2 doubles to Macy Polk and Hannah Serdinia but rallied to win 8-5.
Jokic picked up the fourth win at No. 3 singles as she beat Marevic 6-0, 6-2.
Leon closed out the match at No. 2 singles. She beat Clausse-Pujo 6-1, 6-2.
The Lady Cougars were ahead in all four of the matches there were pulled.
Monday at CSU
1. #3 Paola Cigui (CSU) vs. Macy Polk (GC) - 6-3, 3-4, unfinished; 2. #16 Beatriz Leon (CSU) def. Camille Clausse-Pujo (GC) - 6-1, 6-2; 3. Olivera Jokic (CSU) def. Ivana Marevic (GC) - 6-0, 6-2; 4. Camila Tobar (CSU) vs. Cristalei Polk (GC) - 6-3, 3-2, unfinished; 5. Laura Chapman (CSU) vs. Hannah Serdinia (GC) - 7-6 (7-3), 1-0, unfinished; 6. Olivera Tadijin (CSU) vs. Katie Krupp (GC) - 6-2, 2-5, unfinished
1. Cigui/Tobar (CSU) def. Clausse-Pujo/Marevic (GC) - 8-1; 2. Chapman/Jokic (CSU) def. Macy Polk/Serdinia (GC) - 8-5; 3. Tadijin/Leon (CSU) def. Krupp/Cristalei Polk (GC) - 8-5