Rachael Hart's win capped a 7-0 victory for Georgia Tuesday.
March 15, 2011
ATHENS, Ga. --- The 11th-ranked Georgia women's tennis team extended its winning streak to seven with a 7-0 victory over Butler Tuesday at the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Courts.
Rain forced the action indoors as Georgia swept the doubles and won all six singles contests to improve to 9-1. Butler dropped to 7-6.
In doubles, Georgia's No. 3 team of Kate Fuller and Rachael Hart were the first off the court with an 8-2 win over Caroline Hedrick and Natali Jaimes. It was their first career match as a tandem. The first team point was clinched by the No. 1 team of Alexandra Anghelescu and Lilly Kimbell. They posted an 8-3 win over Stephanie McLoughlin and Gabrielle Rubenstein. Georgia's No. 2 team of Cameron Ellis and Maho Kowase claimed an 8-1 decision over Gabriella Bobrowski and Brittany Farmer.
In singles, Georgia went up 2-0 as Fuller dispatched Bobrowski 6-0,6-1 at No. 4. Kimbell defeated McLoughlin 6-0,6-4 at No. 3 for a 3-0 Bulldog advantage. She has won seven straight matches and improved her record to 18-7 this year.
Kowase picked up the fourth team point with a 6-2,6-2 win over Jaimes in the No. 1 match. It was the first career match-clinching win for Kowase who ran her record to a team-best 24-6. At No. 2, Anghelescu rallied back against Hedrick. After dropping the first set 6-4, she took the second 6-2 and then won a super-tiebreaker 10-5 in lieu of a third set to claim the match and give the Bulldogs a 5-0 lead. Bulldog freshman Alina Jerjomina made it 6-0 with a victory at No. 5. Like Anghelescu, she split sets and then won a super tiebreaker 10-5. Jerjomina's win, her seventh in a row, came over Rubenstein 4-6,6-1,1-0. In the final match of the day, Hart picked up a victory at No. 6 by taking a super tiebreaker. She defeated Farmer 5-7,6-2,1-0(10-4).
"We tried a few different doubles combinations today, and they worked well together," said Georgia coach Jeff Wallace. "Also, I was excited to see us come back in all three of the matches that we lost the first set in and come out with a victory. Alexandra, Alina and Rachael hung in there and fought back to win their matches."
Also, Georgia and Butler played one exhibition match. Georgia sophomore Kelli Jordan faced Butler junior Cam Thompson in an eight-game pro set with Thompson winning 8-5.
Georgia will be back in action Wednesday against another set of Bulldogs in No. 23 Yale. The match at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex is slated for a noon start. Yale is on an eight-match winning streak and comes to Athens with an 11-2 record.
Georgia 7, Butler 0 Doubles
1. Anghelescu/Kimbell (UGA) def. McLoughlin/Rubenstein (BU) 8-3
2. Ellis/Kowase (UGA) def. Bobrowksi/Farmer (BU) 8-1
3. Fuller/Hart (UGA) def. Hedrick/Jaimes (BU) 8-2
1. #78 Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Natali Jaimes (BU) 6-2,6-2
2. Alexandra Anghelescu def. Caroline Hedrick (BU) 4-6,6-2,1-0 (10-5)
3. Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Stephanie McLoughlin (BU) 6-0,6-4
4. Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Gabriella Bobrowksi (BU) 6-0,6-1
5. Alina Jerjomina (UGA) def. Gabrielle Rubenstein (BU) 4-6,6-1,1-0(10-5)
6. Rachael Hart (UGA) def. Brittany Farmer (BU) 5-7,6-2,1-0(10-4)
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,3,1,2,5,6)
Time: 3:54, Att.: 148
Records: Georgia now 9-1; Butler now 7-6