Bulldog Tennis Blanks LSU, Aims To Go Hog-Wild Sunday
March 25, 2011
BATON ROUGE, LA.----Seventh-ranked Georgia won its ninth straight match Friday, posting a 7-0 shutout over No. 56 LSU at W.T. Robinson Stadium.
Georgia (11-1, 5-0 SEC) swept all three doubles matches to capture the first team point. The No. 3 tandem of Cameron Ellis and Alexandra Anghelescu breezed past Ebie Wilson and Kaitlin Burns 8-1. Then, the No. 1 team of Chelsey Gullickson and Kate Fuller, ranked ninth nationally, clinched the point with an 8-6 victory over Whitney Wolf and Olivia Howlett. The Gullickson/Fuller team improved to 11-1 on the year including their eighth straight win. The No. 2 team of Lilly Kimbell and Nadja Gilchrist capped the sweep with an 8-6 win over Keri Frankenberger.
Following doubles, Georgia notched all six wins in singles to complete the shutout over the Tigers (9-8, 3-2 SEC). Kimbell won at No. 4 when her opponent retired in the second set due to injury. Bulldog freshman Maho Kowase dropped the first set at No. 2 to Howlett and then rallied back to win 3-6,6-0,6-0. Kowase is now a team-best 25-7 on the year while Kimbell has won nine in a row to move her mark to 20-7. Anghelescu clinched Georgia’s team win with a straight set win at No. 3, beating Kaitlin Burns 6-2,7-5. Also, the Bulldogs got singles wins from Gullickson, Fuller and Ellis for the final.
“We came out focused and grabbed the momentum early by winning the doubles, and I was pleased with how we took care of business in singles,” said Georgia coach Jeff Wallace. “We’re now looking forward to another key SEC match back home against Arkansas Sunday.
Up next, Georgia plays host to the 12th-ranked Lady Razorbacks Sunday at 1 p.m., and the match will feature free tennis, a free skills clinic and some free food too.
As part of the “Roast the Razorbacks” day, Harry’s Pig Shop will set up a display at the entrance of the Dan Magill Tennis Complex and provide free samples to the first 125 people. Also as part of USTA Campus Kids Day/Junior Bulldog Club Day, the first 150 kids will receive an invitation to a post-match pizza social. There will be face painting and a poster-making station.
Georgia has two tennis clinics planned this season, and the first one will be at Sunday’s match. Stacey Venker of Tennis for Life, will lead a 30-minute session prior to the match and a 30-minute session following doubles. All clinic participants are invited to stay for the post-match pizza social.
The Razorbacks (13-5, 3-2 SEC) were upset 6-1 by #21 Tennessee Friday in Knoxville.
Georgia 7, LSU 0
1. #9 Gullickson/Fuller (UGA) def. Wolf/Howlett (LSU) 8-6
2. #38 Kimbell/Gilchrist (UGA) def. Frankenberger/Vlaar (LSU) 8-6
3. Ellis/Anghelescu (UGA) def. Wilson/Burns (LSU) 8-1
1. Chelsey Gullickson (UGA) def. #56 Whitney Wolf (LSU) 7-5, 6-3
2. #84 Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Olivia Howlett (LSU) 3-6,6-0,6-0
3. Alexandra Anghelescu (UGA) def. Kaitlin Burns (LSU) 6-2,7-5
4. #120 Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Ebie Wilson (LSU) 4-6,3-0, ret./inj.
5. Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Keri Frankenberger (LSU) 7-6,6-3
6. #76 Cameron Ellis (UGA) def. Yvette Vlaar (LSU) 6-0,6-7,1-0
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,2,3,1,5,6)
Records: #7 UGA (11-1, 5-0 SEC); LSU (9-8, 3-2 SEC)