March 21, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky.—The No. 3 Georgia women’s tennis team beat No. 28 Kentucky 4-0 Friday afternoon at the Boone Tennis Complex to win its ninth straight match and remain unbeaten in conference play. Georgia improves to 13-2 overall and 6-0 in the SEC.
“I was excited for us to get another SEC road win,” said head coach Jeff Wallace. “Kentucky played great against us. It was a really hard fought match by both teams. I was fired up to get the win and we’re looking forward to getting to Nashville for Sunday’s match against Vanderbilt.”
Georgia grabbed an early 1-0 lead after winning a highly contested doubles point. The No. 36 duo of Kate Fuller and Silvia Garcia topped Kelsey Dieters and Aldila Sutjiadi, 8-5. Later, the No. 3 pair of Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase clinched the point with a 8-6 defeat of No. 56 Caitlin McGraw and CeCe Witten.
In singles, No. 45 Kimbell snapped a two-match losing streak with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Kirsten Lewis. Shortly after, No. 15 Garcia won beat Morin-Kougoucheff, 6-2, 6-3 to give Georgia a 3-0 lead. Garcia improves to 26-5 this season. Tenth-ranked Lauren Herring clinched the Georgia win, topping Sutjiadi, 6-1, 7-5. For Herring, it’s her seventh straight win and gives her 25 wins this season.
Kowase and Fuller both led when each of their matches were suspended. King had forced a third-set and was trailing 0-1, but serving.
The Bulldogs improve to 32-10 all-time against the Wildcats.
Georgia remains on the road to play No. 11 Vanderbilt (12-4, 5-1) on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
No. 3 Georgia 4 def. No. 28 Kentucky 0
Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Center – Lexington, Ky.
1. Lauren Herring (UGA) def. Aldila Sutjiadi (UK), 6-1, 7-5
2. Kelsey Dieters (UK) vs. Maho Kowase (UGA), 6-2, 2-6, 0-3, unfinished
3. Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff (UK), 6-2, 6-3
4. Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Kirsten Lewis (UK), 6-2, 6-2
5. Caitlin McGraw (UK) vs. Kate Fuller (UGA), 7-6, 4-3, unfinished
6. Stephanie Fox (UK) vs. Mia King (UGA), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0, unfinished
1. Maho Kowase/ Lauren Herring (UGA) def. Caitlin McGraw/ Cece Witten (UK), 8-6
2. Silvia Garcia/ Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Kelsey Dieters/ Aldila Sutjiadi (UK), 8-5
3. Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff/ Kirsten Lewis (UK) vs. Caroline Brinson/ Lilly Kimbell, 5-5, unfinished
Order of Finish: Doubles (2, 1) Singles (4, 3, 1)