New Orleans native Caroline Brinson played at No. 5 singles on Sunday.
April 6, 2014
BATON ROUGE, La.—The No. 2 Georgia women’s tennis team picked up its fourth shutout in a row, beating No. 54 LSU 4-0 Sunday afternoon in Baton Rouge. Due to the threat of rain, singles was played first.
“We woke up to wet courts and had a short rain delay during the match, but LSU did a great job of them ready for play,” said head coach Jeff Wallace. “It was good that we were able to get singles played first and we came out and played well. It’s always nice to get an SEC road win.”
With the win, Georgia improves to 17-3 on the season and 10-1 in SEC action. The Bulldogs will play host to a pair of important matches next weekend in the final weekend of the regular season against No. 5 Alabama and No. 21 Auburn.
Due to LSU injuries, Georgia won by forfeit at court six. With a 1-0 lead, No. 21 Maho Kowase topped Abigail Owens, 6-0, 6-2 to improve to 31-5 on the season. Later, Kate Fuller beat Gabrielle Otero, 6-3, 6-0 to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 advantage. Georgia’s No. 19 Silvia Garcia clinched the Georgia win with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Noel Scott. Garcia now leads the team with four match clinchers.
Lilly Kimbell’s and Caroline Brinson’s matches were suspended when the match was clinched. Doubles was not played because Georgia clinched the match with four wins during singles play.
The Tigers fall to 10-12 overall and 2-10 in conference.
Georgia’s match on Friday against Alabama will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday’s match against Auburn will start at 1 p.m. with senior day festivities occurring before the match. All matches are held at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex and admission is free.
#2 Georgia 4, #54 LSU 0
1. #19 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Noel Scott (LSU) 6-4, 6-3
2. #21 Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Abigail Owens (LSU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Ella Taylor (LSU) vs. #63 Lilly Kimbell (UGA) 2-6, 5-5, unfinished
4. Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Gabrielle Otero (LSU) 6-3, 6-0
5. Skylar Holloway (LSU) vs. Caroline Brinson (UGA) 7-5, 1-3, unfinished
6. Mia King (UGA) def. No player (LSU), by forfeit
Georgia 17-3, 10-1 SEC; National ranking #2
LSU 10-12, 2-10 SEC; National ranking #54
Order of finish: Singles (6,2,4,1)
Georgia won singles court six by forfeit.