Jan. 24, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia swimming and diving teams will return to action at home on Saturday against SEC rival Tennessee.
Saturday's meet at Gabrielsen Natatorium inside the Ramsey Center will start at noon. There is no cost for admission.
The Lady Bulldogs enter Saturday's competition ranked No. 3 and boasting an 8-0-1 record (3-0-1 SEC), while the Lady Volunteers are No. 15 at 7-0 and 3-0. The Bulldogs are ranked 12th at 7-2 and 3-1 and the Volunteers are No. 18 at 5-2 and 3-0.
The Lady Bulldogs are 35-1-1 in their last 37 SEC dual meets, with the lone loss coming a year ago in Knoxville.
"Georgia-Tennessee has developed into an intense rivalry, so we are expecting another tough meet this weekend," Georgia coach Jack Bauerle said. "I think we'll see some close, exciting races. We just want our kids to stand up and race hard. We're getting closer to the SECs and the NCAAs, and we want them thinking about what they can do better to help us succeed."
The Lady Bulldogs once again will be putting their Georgia all-sports home win streak on the line. Dating back to 1996, the Lady Bulldogs have won 87 consecutive dual meets at Gabrielsen Natatorium.
The Bulldogs will be bolstered by the return of sophomore Chase Kalisz to the lineup. Kalisz, who has missed the last three meets, owns the nation's top time in the 400 individual medley and ranks second in the 200 individual medley and seventh in the 200 butterfly.