Georgia Tennis Rolls Over Ranked Teams to Open SEC Play


The Georgia tennis team’s latest victim is Auburn as the Dawgs rise to a number 4 national ranking.

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Georgia (9-2, 2-0 SEC) opened SEC play this last weekend with a pair of road wins against Florida and Auburn. The Dawg netters then climbed three spots to No. 4 in this week’s edition of the ITA Rankings. Oklahoma took over the No. 1 spot, followed by Duke, Illinois, Georgia, Baylor, USC, Texas, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Texas A&M to round out the top-10.

The Dawgs defeated 17 ranked Florida 4-1 last Thursday, and shutout 28 ranked Auburn 4-0. Georgia won the doubles point for the fifth and six consecutive contests. Since Georgia utilized three new doubles teams leading into National Indoors, the Bulldogs have won the doubles point in all six matches. Four of those matches came against teams that are currently ranked in the top-15 in the country. Nathan Pasha clinched the match at No. 3 against the Gators, and Nick Wood provided the clincher at No. 4 vs. Auburn.

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For the third time this season, Georgia’s Wayne Montgomery has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week.

Montgomery won three matches last weekend to help the Bulldogs earn two road wins against Florida and Auburn in the opening weekend of SEC play. Montgomery beat Auburn’s No. 37 Lukas Ollert 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead en route to a 4-0 win. It was his team-leading 24th singles win of the season and ninth against a ranked opponent.

The Somerset West, South Africa native also won both doubles matches last weekend. He teamed with Paul Oosterbaan to earn a 6-1 win at No. 3 against Florida and a 6-2 win at No. 3 against Auburn.

Georgia will play its first SEC home matches of the season when it welcomes tenth ranked  Texas A&M 2:30 p.m. Georgia has won 23 of its last 24 SEC regular season home matches. The only loss was last seasons a 4-1 setback to Texas A&M last year in College Station.

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