Mia King clinched the 4-0 win for the Bulldogs.
Feb. 7, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—The fourth-ranked Georgia women’s tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 ITA National Team Indoor Championships Friday afternoon with a 4-0 shutout of No. 9 Miami.
"I thought we came out and got off to great starts in doubles and singles," said head coach Jeff Wallace. "We started strong winning the doubles point and then came out and rolled in singles, just losing one set. It's a great way to start the tournament and we're looking forward to tomorrow."
The Bulldogs won a thrilling doubles point and then won three singles matches to claim victory and advance to the quarterfinals. Georgia led in two other singles matches when play was suspended.
In doubles, Kate Fuller and Silvia Garcia were first off the court with a 6-4 win over Kelsey Laurente and Melissa Bolivar. Lilly Kimbell and Caroline Brinson clinched the doubles points, beating Lina Lileikite and Stephanie Wagner, 6-4. The No. 5 pair of Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase led No. 29 Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno, 6-5 when the match was halted.
In singles, No. 25 Kowase gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 advantage with a quick 6-2, 6-3 win over Miami’s Lileikite. Shortly after, No. 4 Herring picked up her seventh win in a row, beating No. 32 Wagner 6-2, 6-2. Mia King sealed the Georgia shutout with a 6-4, 6-0 win against Melissa Bolivar.
The Bulldogs will meet No. 8 Cal in the quarterfinals. Incidentally, Georgia played the Bears and won 4-1 in last year’s quarterfinals. The match start time has yet to be determined. Live scoring and video for the match can be found here.
No. 4 Georgia def. No. 9 Miami, 4-0
Charlottesville, Va. at Boar's Head Sports Club
1. #4 Lauren Herring (UGA) def. #32 Stephanie Wagner (UM) 6-2, 6-2
2. #10 Silvia Garcia (UGA) vs. #64 Kelsey Laurente (UM) 7-6 (7-5), 4-4, unfinished
3. #25 Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Lina Lileikite (UM) 6-2, 6-3
4. #33 Lilly Kimbell (UGA) vs. Clementina Riobueno (UM) 2-6, 6-2, 7-9, unfinished
5. Kate Fuller (UGA) vs. Monique Albuquerque (UM) 6-2, 5-6, unfinished
6. Mia King (UGA) def. Melissa Bolivar (UM) 6-4, 6-0
1. #5 Lauren Herring/Maho Kowase (UGA) vs. #29 Monique Albuquerque /Clementina Riobueno (UM) 6-5, unfinished
2. Kate Fuller/Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Melissa Bolivar/Kelsey Laurente (UM) 6-4
3. Lilly Kimbell/Caroline Brinson (UGA) def. Lina Lileikite/Stephanie Wagner (UM) 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,1,6)