Bad Weekend For Georgia Bulldogs Country Club Teams


The Tennis and Golf Georgia Bulldogs had a weekend to forget. An NCAA Tournament run can wash away the memory.

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The Georgia Bulldog Nation expects a lot from its tennis and golf teams, and it was a lousy weekend for the Country Club Dawgs. Both Bulldog tennis teams claimed second place SEC Tennis Tournament finishes and both Bulldog golf teams finished in the bottom half of the SEC Golf Tourney’s.

After dropping the doubles point in College Station, TX to Texas A&M in the Men’s SEC Tennis finals, the Dawgs rallied to hold the third set advantage on courts 1 and 2 when the match was delayed for rain. After the delay Texas A&M’s Jeremy Efferding won the next three games over Austin Smith to clinch the 6-7(5), 6-1, 7-5 victory for the Aggies.

Head coach Manuel Diaz spoke to “We seemed to have a lot of momentum when the match was suspended, but we didn’t handle the delay as well as they did, and that obviously was the difference. Texas A&M is a very good team and they got after it when it mattered most.”

At the Women’s Tournament in Columbia, SC, the story was similar. The sixth ranked Lady Bulldog Netters went down 3-0 in the finals to Vanderbilt before battling to tie the match at 3-3. Caroline Brinson took an advantage for the Dawgs in the deciding court 5 match, but Marie Casares roared back for Vanderbilt to win 6-4 and give the Commodores their first ever SEC Tournament win.

“We got down 3-0 and were losing this match for the better part of five hours, head coach Jeff Wallace told “But through our hard fighting and unbelievable tennis we put ourselves in a position where we were momentarily in the lead. In the end we couldn’t quite get it done, but Vanderbilt played great.”

At St. Simons Island, the Georgia Men’s Golf Team finished tied for seventh in the SEC Golf Tournament. Junior Lee McCoy paced the Bulldogs on Sunday as he posted an even-par 70.

“None of us really played terrible golf, but we just didn’t make the birdies we needed to make,” senior Mookie DeMoss told

In Birmingham, The Georgia women’s golf team carded a 10-over 298 in Sunday’s final round of the SEC Championship and finished in 10th place. The Bulldogs climbed as high as sixth place Sunday, but fell just short of a much more impressive finish, finishing only four strokes out of fourth place at 893.

The small difference could have a huge impact on the Dawgs NCAA chances as Georgia entered the SEC Tourney ranked 65 nationally.

“I just hope the give us a chance at Regionals,” head coach Josh Brewer told “I think this team deserves [an NCAA bid]. I think this program deserves it. Over the past month, there’s no doubt we’ve played well enough to earn a bid. If not, we know we fought as hard as we could.”

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