Georgia Women’s Tennis Stays On Track For Showdown With Florida


The sixth ranked Georgia women’s tennis team remained on track for a last weekend showdown with first place Florida by beating Arkansas

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The Georgia women’s’ tennis team swept Arkansas Friday to maintain its number 6 national rank and second place spot in the Southeastern Conference one game behind Florida..

“I thought everybody did a great job today,” said head coach Jeff Wallace to “We looked good in both singles and doubles, and it felt great to get another SEC win on the road. We’re now looking forward to playing in Columbia [Missouri] on Sunday, and are hoping to return to Athens with another win under our belts as we prepare for our last two home matches of the regular season.”

The Lady Netters swept the number 46 ranked Hogs away a 7-0. It was the Dawgs fifth-straight SEC win and keeps the Bulldogs on track for an SEC showdown with first place Florida the last weekend of the regular season.

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Junior Silvia Garcia clinched the match with a 6-2, 6-2 win on court 4 as Georgia improved to 14-4 on the season and 7-1 in SEC play.

The Bulldogs doubles pair of senior Lauren Herring and freshman Ellen Perez clinched the doubles point for Georgia with an 8-5 win over Shannon Hudson and Yuliya Lysa on court 1. The win gave the visitors a 1-0 lead, and placed Herring into the Georgia top-5 for combined career victories.

Herring, the nation’s eighth-ranked player, moved up the Bulldog all-time win list with a 7-5, 6-2 singles win over Lysa on court 1. She is tied for fourth with Naoko Ueshima at 222 combined wins. One more win places her in a tie with Cameron Ellis for the No. 3 spot. Maho Kowase set the overall record last season at 245 combined wins.

Caroline Brinson won a team-leading 12th dual match of the season with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Mia Jurasic on court 6

The match between Georgia and Missouri will take place at the Mizzou Tennis Complex on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. The Bulldogs will then return to Athens to close out the home portion of their regular season schedule with matches against Ole Miss and Mississippi State next weekend.

Singles Results

  1. #8 Lauren Herring (UGA) def. Yuliya Lysa (ARK) 7-5, 6-2
  2. #62 Ellen Perez (UGA) def. Makenzie Craft (ARK) 6-0, 6-1
  3. #58 Kennedy Shaffer (UGA) def. Shannon Hudson (ARK) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4)
  4. #89 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Sasha Shkorupeieva (ARK) 6-2, 6-2
  5. #79 Hannah King (UGA) def. Flavia Araujo (ARK) 6-1, 6-2
  6. #104 Caroline Brinson (UGA) def. Mia Jurasic (ARK) 7-5, 6-3

Doubles Results

  1. #21 Lauren Herring/Ellen Perez (UGA) def. Shannon Hudson/Yuliya Lysa (ARK) 8-5
  2. #17 Silvia Garcia/Kennedy Shaffer (UGA) def. Peyton Jennings/Makenzie Craft (ARK) 8-2
  3. Nicole Breaux/Flavia Araujo (ARK) vs. Hannah King/Laura Patterson (UGA) 5-7, unfinished

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1) Singles (2,5,4,1,3,6)

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