Freshman Lauren Herring made her collegiate debut going 3-0 on the weekend
Sept. 18, 2011
ALPHARETTA-----The Georgia women’s tennis team had a solid Sunday to cap a successful weekend of play at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
Three Bulldogs recorded singles wins and two doubles teams earned victories on the final day of the Bulldogs’ first fall competition.
Georgia sophomore Maho Kowase beat Georgia Tech’s Caroline Lilley 6-0, 6-3. The Georgia sophomore, who led Georgia last spring with 31 wins, went undefeated in singles play over the weekend in route to winning the invitational’s singles title. Fellow sophomore Kate Fuller came back to upset No. 21 Jillian O’Neill (Georgia Tech) in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Like Kowase, Fuller went undefeated in singles competition on the weekend. Freshman Lauren Herring, who is ranked No. 7 in the ITA’s freshman rankings, beat No. 44 Christina Ngo (Georgia Tech) 7-5, 6-2. Georgia sophomore’s Lilly Kimbell, Alina Jerjomina and Rachael Hart were all defeated in their matches.
In doubles, Kowase and Kimbell beat Yale’s Stephanie Kent and Amber Li, 8-2. Hart and Jerjomina followed suit with a 8-1 victory over Yale’s Blair Seideman and Annie Sullivan. Georgia’s Herring and Fuller fell to Vicky Brook and Hanna Yu (Yale), 8-3.
On the weekend, Georgia went 12-8 in singles and 7-2 in doubles.
“This was a fantastic start to the season,” said Georgia coach Jeff Wallace. “We picked up a lot of ranked wins, played excellent doubles, and I thought our team competed hard.”
The Bulldogs will return to action next weekend at the Adidas Hoosier Classic in Bloomington, Ind.
Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Caroline Lilley (GT), 6-0, 6-3
Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Jillian O’Neill (GT), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Lauren Herring (UGA) def. Christina Ngo (GT), 7-5, 6-2
Elizabeth Kilborn (GT) def. Lilly Kimbell (UGA), 6-1, 6-4
Lynn Blau (GT) def. Rachael Hart (UGA), 6-2, 6-1
Vicky Brook/Hanna Yu (Yale) def. Lauren Herring/Kate Fuller (UGA), 8-3
Maho Kowase/Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Stephanie Kent/Amber Li (Yale), 8-2
Alina Jerjomina/Rachael Hart (UGA) def. Blair Seideman/Annie Sullivan (Yale), 8-1