Georgia To Play UCLA For Final Four Berth
May 19, 2017

ATHENS, Ga. — Fresh off of an upset of No. 4 Southern California, the 12th-ranked Georgia men’s tennis team will take on No. 5 UCLA Saturday with a trip to the NCAA Semifinals on the line. 

The Bulldogs (21-7) trailed the Trojans Thursday, 3-2, before Jan Zielinski and Wayne Montgomery won their three-set matches within less than a minute of each other to clinch the victory. UCLA (22-5) knocked off Texas A&M, 4-1, in the Round of 16. Georgia will take on the Bruins Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. 

The last time the two schools met in the NCAA Tournament was in 2007, also in Athens, when the Bulldogs went on to win their first of two consecutive national titles. Georgia was able to sweep UCLA, 4-0, in the quarterfinals that season. Earlier this season, UCLA won a tight, 4-3 match against Georgia as part of the SEC/Pac-12 Showdown. The loss was part of a 3-5 start for the Bulldogs, who have won 18 of the 20 matches they have played since.

The winner of Saturday’s match will take on the winner of No. 1 Wake Forest and 9th-seeded North Carolina, who will also meet at 4 p.m. Saturday. The semifinals will be held Monday, May 22, at noon. 

For more information on the Georgia men's tennis team, follow the team on Twitter (@UGATennis), Instagram (@ugatennis) and Facebook (UGA Men's Tennis).



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