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Madeline Bosnjak

MOBILE, Ala. – The three-time defending national champion Georgia Gwinnett College women’s tennis team began its quest for another title with a convincing 5-0 victory against No. 17-seeded Westmont College (Calif.) in the Round of 16 at the 2019 NAIA National Championships on Wednesday afternoon.

The top-seeded Grizzlies (17-1) extended their winning streak in the national tournament to 13 matches.

GGC won 24 of the 26 games in doubles to grab a commanding 3-0 advantage.

Junior Gabrielle Robinson and freshman Tereza Koplova teamed for an 8-1 victory on the No. 3 doubles court. Then, junior Emerald Able and sophomore Madeline Bosnjak won all eight games at No. 1 doubles to give the team a 2-0 lead.

Seniors Maria Prados Cid and Henar Munoz rounded out the doubles winners with an 8-1 triumph on the No. 2 court.

In singles, a pair of 6-0, 6-0 victories were recorded by Bosnjak and Able on the No. 1 and No. 2 courts, respectively, to complete the victory.

The Grizzlies advance to play No. 9-seeded Brenau University in Thursday’s quarterfinals, starting at 2 p.m.