Georgia Women's Tennis Tames Wildcats, wins 6-1



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March 13, 2011

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Athens, GA --- The No. 11 Georgia women's tennis team won its 4th-straight SEC match with a 6-1 victory against Kentucky Sunday afternoon.

 

Georgia has now started SEC competition 4-0 for two consecutive seasons. The Bulldogs improve to 8-1 while the Wildcats drop to 3-9, 1-3 in the SEC. The Bulldogs are in the midst of a six-match winning streak.

 

In doubles, Georgia’s freshman duo of Maho Kowase and Lilly Kimbell got the Bulldogs off to a quick start with a 8-1 win over the Wildcats’ Jessica Stiles and Misha Testerman. The win improves Kowase and Kimbell to 12-5 on the year and snaps two-match losing streak. At No. 2, Cameron Ellis and Alex Anghelescu defeated Kentucky’s Caitlin McGraw and Marni Venter 8-3 to clinch the doubles point. The same pair clinched the doubles point in Georgia's win against Vanderbilt Friday. At No. 1, Georgia’s 25th-ranked pair of Chelsey Gullickson and Kate Fuller held on to win and completed the doubles sweep for Georgia with a 8-5 win against Megan Broderick and Khristina Blajkevitch of Kentucky. It’s the pair’s 6th consecutive win.

 

“We came out and played well in doubles, and Kentucky did too, but it really helped us to get that point early,” said head coach Jeff Wallace.

 

In singles, Kentucky evened the score when Georgia’s Gullickson had to retire trailing 4-5 to Kentucky’s Broderick due to a minor ailment. At No. 4, Georgia’s Ellis put Georgia back on top beating Kentucky’s Blajkevitch 6-1, 6-1. It’s Ellis’ 21st win of the year and fifth in a row. At No. 5, Georgia’s Fuller put the Dogs up 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over the Wildcats’ Venter. The win is her 10th of the year. At No. 6, freshman Alina Jerjomina got her first career clinch as a Bulldog beating Kentucky’s CeCe Witten 6-2, 6-3.

 

With the outcome of the match already decided, Anghelescu gave the Bulldogs its fifth point of the afternoon, defeating Kentucky’s Stiles 6-2, 6-4. Anghelescu is now 2-0 when playing at the No. 2 spot. At No. 3, Georgia’s Kimbell held on to beat the Wildcats’ McGraw, 6-2, 6-7(4), 1-0 (10-6).

 

“We mixed up out lineup a little today with Lilly [Kimbell] and Alex [Anghelescu] moving to No. 2 and No. 3, and they both did a really good job,” said Wallace. “We put in Alina [Jerjomina] and Kate {Fuller] and they both got wins, and Alina clinched. This is another great SEC win for us.”

 

Georgia improves to 28-11 in the series and captures its fifth consecutive win against the Wildcats.


The Georgia women's tennis team will return to the courts Tuesday and Wednesday for two mid-week, mid-day matches. On Tuesday, Georgia will play host to the Butler (7-4) and on Wednesday it will square off with No. 23 Yale (10-2). Both matches will be held at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex and admission is free.

 

Tennis Match Results
Kentucky vs Georgia
Mar 13, 2011 at Athens, Ga.
(Dan Magill Tennis Complex)

#11 Georgia 6, Kentucky 1

 Singles competition
1. Megan Broderick (UK) def. #48 Chelsey Gullickson (UGA) 5-4, retired
2. Alex Anghelescu (UGA) def. Jessica Stiles (UK) 6-2, 6-4
3. Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Caitlin McGraw (UK) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 1-0 (10-6)
4. #90 Cameron Ellis (UGA) def. Khristina Blajkevitc (UK) 6-1, 6-1
5. Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Marni Venter (UK) 6-1, 6-2
6. Alina Jerjomina (UGA) def. CeCe Witten (UK) 6-2, 6-3

 Doubles competition
1. #25 Chelsey Gullickson/Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Megan Broderick/Khristina Blajkevitc (UK) 8-5
2. Alex Anghelescu/Cameron Ellis (UGA) def. Caitlin McGraw/Marni Venter (UK) 8-3
3. Maho Kowase/Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Jessica Stiles/Misha Testerman (UK) 8-1

Match Notes:
Kentucky 3-9 (1-3)
Georgia 8-1 (4-0); National ranking #11
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,4,5,6,2,3)
Official: Walt Williams 

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