Bulldogs Rout Rebels 5-2
Senior Nadja Gilchrist

Senior Nadja Gilchrist
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March 11, 2012

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OXFORD, MISS. --- Seventh-ranked Georgia routed the 25th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels (9-6, 2-2 SEC) 5-2 on a rainy Sunday afternoon in Oxford. 

Georgia took an early lead by claiming the doubles point with wins on courts two and three.  Sophomores Maho Kowase and Lilly Kimbell stepped off the court first as they downed the Ole Miss duo of Caroline Rohde-Moe and Julia Jones, 8-6.  The pair is now on an eleven-match win streak.  The Georgia tandem of Kate Fuller and Lauren Herring were next off the court after falling to the 6th-ranked pair of Kristi Boxx and Abby Guthrie, 8-6.  To take the doubles point, seniors Chelsey Gullickson and Nadja Gilchrist, ranked 6th nationally, topped Erin Stephens and Gabby Rangel, 8-6.  The pair is now 18-5 overall. 

"I thought it was a great match today, said head coach Jeff Wallace.  "It was a long, tough, hard fought match.  We got the doubles point and played well in doubles.  All the teams played good tennis there and it was nice to get that doubles point."

In singles, the Rebels fired back as No. 22 Kristi Boxx defeated Georgia's 11th-ranked Gullickson 6-3, 6-1.  No. 56 Herring moved to put Georgia back on top as she defeated No. 63 Rohde-Moe 6-2, 6-3.  The freshman now sports a team high 25-6 overall match record.   The match went to 2-2 as Ole Miss took a point on court five with Guthrie defeating Kimbell 6-4, 6-4.  Georgia's Kowase, ranked No. 41 nationally, inched the Bulldogs closer to the road win as she defeated Jones in straight sets 7-5, 7-5. 

The match was clinched after Georgia's Gilchrist pushed a third set to defeat Stephens 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-3.  Gilchrist is now 10-2 in dual matches.  The final match of the day closed out as No. 69 Fuller outlasted Verboven in a third set 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-3.  

"We played tennis outside for what seemed like all day and then it kept raining on us and finally we moved indoors," said Wallace.  "I think our players did a good job adjusting to the indoor play. It was a great win.  Another really big and good road win for us."

Georgia looks to mark a third road win next Friday, March 23 at noon as they take on the Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville.  The Razorbacks are ranked 34th-nationally and are now 8-6 on the year and 1-3 in conference play. 

#7 Georgia 5, #25 Ole Miss 2
Mar 11, 2012 at Oxford, Miss. (Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center) 

Doubles

 

1. #7 Kristi Boxx/Abby Guthrie (OM) def. Lauren Herring/Kate Fuller (UGA) 8-6

2. #6 Chelsey Gullickson/Nadja Gilchrist (UGA) def. Erin Stephens/Gabby Rangel (OM) 8-6

3. Maho Kowase/Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Caroline Rohde-Moe/Julia Jones (OM) 8-6

 

Singles

 

1. #22 Kristi Boxx (OM) def. #11 Chelsey Gullickson (UGA) 6-3, 6-1

2. #56 Lauren Herring (UGA) def. #63 Caroline Rohde-Moe (OM) 6-2, 6-2

3. Nadja Gilchrist (UGA) def. Erin Stephens (OM) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-3

4. Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Julia Jones (OM) 7-5, 7-5

5. Abby Guthrie (OM) def. Lilly Kimbell (UGA) 6-4, 6-4

6. Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Iris Verboven (OM) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3

 

Georgia 13-2, 3-1; National ranking #7

Ole Miss 9-6, 2-2; National ranking #25

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

Match started outdoors, but has moved indoors to the Gillom Sports Center.

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