ROME – Georgia Gwinnett College women’s tennis players suffered hard-fought losses to top-seeded opponents in both singles semifinal matches of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Cup on Saturday at the Rome Tennis Center.

Sophomore Eva Siska, the tournament’s No. 4 seed, lost a three-set match to top-seeded Nicole Coopersmith from Keiser University (Fla.). After dropping the opening set 6-2, Siska battled back to take the second set by a 6-3 score. However, she couldn’t maintain the positive momentum as Coopersmith won the deciding set 6-1.

Meanwhile, sophomore Selina Pichler fell in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 to No. 2-seeded Stephanie Petit from Montreat College (N.C.).

“It wasn’t our day in singles, but I’m confident the players will use this experience moving forward," GGC head coach Chase Hodges said. "Eva had a phenomenal fall season and played at an extremely high level. Selina played a very experienced player. Anytime that you put two players in the singles semifinals you’re doing something right.”

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