No. 11 Georgia Blanks Mississippi State, 7-0
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March 7, 2014

ATHENS, Ga.--The 11th-ranked Georgia women's tennis team stayed perfect in conference play, beating Mississippi State 7-0 on Friday afternoon at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre in Starkville, Miss. Georgia won a tight doubles point, and then won every singles match to complete the shutout.

"It was a great doubles point. We got the clinch after some great play at No. 3," said head coach Jeff Wallace. "We came out and played some really solid singles. It's always good to get a SEC road win."

In singles, Kate Fuller and Silvia Garcia were first off the court with a 8-3 win over Roseline Dion and Timea Guibe. Mississippi State evened the score when Alexandra Perper and Naomi Tran snuck past No. 2 Maho Kowase and Lauren Herring, 8-7(9). The Bulldog pair of Caroline Brinson and Lilly Kimbell clinched the point with a 8-7(1) win over Petra Ferancova and Georgiana Patrasc.

With a 1-0 lead, Georgia carried its momentum into singles play. No. 22 Kowase beat Roseline Dion 6-2, 6-0 to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 advantage. Shortly after, Mia King topped Naomi Tran 6-4, 6-0. Almost immediately, Brinson clinched Georgia's second straight SEC win with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Rosalinda Calderon.

With the outcome of the match already decided, Fuller gave Georgia a 5-0 advantage with a 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6) against Guibe. No. 10 Herring followed suit with a 7-6(4), 6-1 win over No. 93 Georgiana Patrasc. No. 12 Silvia Garcia completed the Georgia sweep with a 6-7(5), 6-2, 1-0(10-8) defeat of Alexandra Perper.

Georgia (8-2, 2-0) now holds a 36-0 record against Mississippi State (8-5, 0-4).

Georgia will travel to Oxford, Miss. to take on Ole Miss on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. Live scoring will be available on Georgiadogs.com.


Georgia 7, Miss. State 0

Doubles

1. Alexandra Perper/Naomi Tran def. #2 Lauren Herring/Maho Kowase (UGA), 8-7 (9)

2. Kate Fuller/Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Roseline Dion/Timea Guibe (MSU), 8-3

3. Caroline Brinson/Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Petra Ferancova/Georgiana Patrasc (MSU), 8-7 (1)

 

Singles

#10 Lauren Herring (UGA) def. #93 Georgiana Patrasc (MSU), 7-6(4), 6-1

2. #12 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Alexandra Perper (MSU), 6-7(5), 6-2, 1-0(10-8)

3. #22 Maho Kowase (UGA) def.. Roseline Dion (MSU), 6-2, 6-0

4. Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Timea Guibe (MSU), 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)

5. Mia King (UGA) def. Naomi Tran (MSU), 6-4, 6-0

6. Caroline Brinson (UGA) def. Rosalinda Calderon (MSU), 6-1, 6-2

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

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