Georgia Enjoys Solid Start To Fall Season
Sophomore Lilly Kimbell won a singles and doubles match Friday.

Sept. 16, 2011

ALPHARETTA-----The Georgia women’s tennis team enjoyed a successful start to the fall tournament season Friday at the Georgia Tech Invitational.

Four Bulldogs picked up singles wins and all three doubles tandems earned a victory at the round-robin event held at the Windward Lake Club.

Georgia sophomore Maho Kowase posted a 6-0,6-2 win over No. 92 ranked Elizabeth Epstein (Yale). Sophomore Lilly Kimbell dispatched Blair Seideman (Yale) 7-6,6-3 while sophomore Kate Fuller defeated Stephanie Kent (Yale) 6-2,6-3. Bulldog freshman Lauren Herring earned a victory in her collegiate debut, posting a 6-1,7-5 decision over Annie Sullivan (Yale). Herring is ranked No. 7 in the ITA freshmen/newcomer preseason rankings. Meanwhile Georgia sophomores Rachael Hart and Alina Jerjomina and junior Kelli Jordan fell in their opening matches.

In doubles, the Fuller/Herring team registered an 8-4 win over Oklahoma State’s Meghan Blevins and Kanyapat Narattana. Kowase and Kimbell teamed up for an 8-4 win over Malika Rose and Mary Jeremiach (OSU). Jerjomina and Hart won by an 8-4 margin over OSU’s C.C. Sardinha and Leyla Simmons.

“We had a solid first day; we played well in doubles and picked up a few nice wins in singles,” said Georgia coach Jeff Wallace. “Lauren won her first two matches as a Bulldog, and we were excited to see that. We’ve got a lot more tennis to play this weekend.”

Action resumes Saturday at the 12-court complex with doubles at 2 p.m. followed by singles around 3:30 p.m. On Sunday, singles will be first at 9 a.m. and then doubles around 11:30 a.m.  

Georgia Results From Day One of Ga. Tech Invitational

Singles:

Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Elizabeth Epstein (Yale), 6-0, 6-2

Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Blair Seideman (Yale), 7-6, 6-3

Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Stephanie Kent (Yale), 6-2, 6-3

Lauren Herring (UGA) def. Annie Sullivan (Yale), 6-1, 7-5

Hannah Yu (Yale) def. Alina Jerjomina (UGA), 6-2, 6-2

Amber Li (Yale) def. Rachael Hart (UGA) 6-3, 6-1

Jasmine Minor (GT) def. Kelli Jordan (UGA), 6-3, 6-1

Doubles:

Kate Fuller/Lauren Herring (UGA) def. Meghan Blevins/Kanyapat Narattana (OSU), 8-4

Maho Kowase/Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Malika Rose/Mary Jeremiach (OSU), 8-4

Alina Jerjomina/Rachael Hart (UGA) def. C.C. Sardinha/Leyla Simmons (OSU), 8-4

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