Georgia Caps Bulldog Classic With Strong Sunday
Kate Fuller

Sept. 22, 2013

ATHENS---Georgia sophomore Silvia Garcia won the Bulldog Classic singles shootout, capping off a strong Sunday for the Bulldogs on the final day of the Bulldog Classic. On the weekend, Georgia only lost one match.


“It was a good weekend,” head coach Jeff Wallace said. “I thought [Kate Fuller] and [Silvia Garcia] played great doubles and won the doubles draw, and I thought all of our players really played good singles throughout the whole entire weekend. The shootout was fun, playing the 10-point tie-breakers. Silvia was able to get through and become singles champion for the 2013 Bulldog Classic. I’m excited for all of our players.”


The six flight champions plus the runner-ups in flights one and two were awarded spots in the shootout. The shootout was a three-round single elimination draw consisting on 10-point tie-breakers. All six of Georgia’s players won their respective flights.


Lauren Herring, Kate Fuller, Silvia Garcia and Mia King all advanced to the semifinals of the shootout with first-round wins. To secure a spot in the finals, Fuller topped Herring 10-7 and Garcia beat King, 12-10. Garcia outlasted Fuller 10-4 to win the shootout title. 


Earlier in the day, Georgia enjoyed a perfect round of singles across all six flights. No. 3 Herring topped No. 45 Joelle Kissell, 6-3, 6-4. In flight two, No. 14 Kowase nearly blanked Christy Sipes, beating the N.C. State represenative 6-1, 6-3. A court over, No. 60 Garcia finished undefeated in flight three with a 6-1, 6-2 win over the Wolfpack’s Elisha Hande. In flight four, No. 101 Fuller quickly beat Taylor Zaytoun 6-1, 6-0. Mia King beat N.C. State’s Liza Fieldsend 6-1, 6-1 to win flight five, and Lilly Kimbell won six straight games in the second set to top Natalia Janowicz, 6-4, 6-1.


The Georgia duo of Fuller and Garcia, ranked second in the country, were named Bulldog Classic doubles champions on Saturday. Several Bulldogs will next play in the ITA All-American Championships Sept. 28-Oct.6 in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Results from Sunday:

Singles Flight 1

#3 Lauren Herring (UGA) def. #45 Joelle Kissell (NCSU) , 6-3, 6-4

Kayla Rizzolo (USF) def. Nokol Hristova (ODU), 6-1, 6-1


Singles Flight 2

#14 Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Christy Sipes (NCSU), 6-1, 6-3

Alessandra Bonte (USF) def. Ingrid Vojcinakova (ODU), 6-1, 6-0


Singles Flight 3

#60 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Elisha Hande (NCSU), 6-1, 6-2

Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Marijana Novakovic (ODU), 6-1, 6-1


Singles Flight 4

#101 Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Taylor Zaytoun (NCSU), 6-1, 6-0

Olaya Garrido (USF) def. Esnal Olguin (ODU),


Singles Flight 5

Mia King (UGA) def. Liza Fieldsend (NCSU), 6-1, 6-1

Olga Martinez (USF) def. OIvana Vukovic (ODU), 6-3, 7-5


Singles Flight 6

Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Natalia Janowicz (NCSU), 6-4, 6-1

Vera Bessonova (USF) def. Nika Khmolovska (ODU), 6-1, 6-0


Singles Flight 7

Nicole Martinez (NCSU) def. Hailey Grillo (USF), 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6)

Singles Flight 8

Sophie Nelson (NCSU) def. Faith Atiso (ODU),  6-1, 6-1


Singles Shootout


Herring def. Kimbell, 10-3

Fuller def. Kissell, 10-3

Garcia def. Vojcinakova, 10-5

King def. Kowase, 10-4



Fuller def. Herring, 10-7

Garcia def. King, 12-10



Garcia def. Fuller, 10-4

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