Herring rallied to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in singles.
Oct. 12, 2012
Athens, GA—The Georgia women’s tennis team had a perfect Friday at the Bulldog Classic as it returned home to the Dan Magill Tennis Complex for its only home fall event of the year. The Bulldogs won both of its doubles matches followed by four singles wins.
"I thought we did a great job today,” said head coach Jeff Wallace. “We came out and got doubles done and then continued on into singles…It’s important for us to keep doing the things that make us great players.”
In doubles, the 30th ranked duo of Kate Fuller and Lauren Herring topped indiana’s Leslie Hureau and Sophie Garre, 8-4. Georgia trailed 3-4 and then reeled off five straight games for its fourth win of the fall. Maho Kowase and Lilly Kimbell, ranked 50th nationally, continued the winning for Georgia with an 8-4 win over Indiana’s Alecia Kauss and Shannon Murdy. The Bulldog tandem won the last four games of the match.
In singles, freshman Makenzie Craft was first off the court with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Murdy. Craft trailed in the first set 0-2, before taking 12 straight games. Later, 37th-ranked Kowase, fresh off a four win performance at the ITA All-American championships, held on to be Klyzcek 6-2, 7-5. For Kowase, its her 9th win in her last 10 matches. Georgia’s 62nd-ranked Fuller picked up the 5th Bulldog win of the day with a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Indiana’s Jithmie Jayawickrema. Fuller moves to 5-1 this fall. To end the day, Herring, ranked 53rd in the country, dropped the first set but roared back for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Indiana’s 50th-ranked Hureau. Herring improves to 5-1 this year.
Georgia will return to action tomorrow starting with doubles at 10 a.m. The Bulldog Classic will run through Sunday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex and admission is free.
Day 1 - Results
Friday, October 12
(30) Kate Fuller/Lauren Herring (UGA) def. Leslie Hureau/Sophie Garre (IU), 8-4
(50) Maho Kowase/ Lily Kimbell (UGA) def. Alecia Kauss/Shannon Murdy (IU), 8-4
Erin Vierra/Macie Epstein (UVA) def. Carolyn Chupa/Katie Klyczek (IU), 8-3
Maria Fuccillo/Li Xi (UVA) def. Gabrielle Rubenstein/Jithmie Jayawickrema (IU), 8-5
(53) Lauren Herring (UGA) def. (50) Leslie Hureau (IU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
(37) Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Katie Klyczek (IU), 6-2, 7-5
(62) Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Jithmie Jayawickrema (IU), 6-3, 6-4
Makenzie Craft (UGA) def. Shannon Murdy (IU), 6-2, 6-0
(77) Li Xi (UVA) def. Alecia Kauss (IU), 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Stephanie Nauta (UVA) def. Sophie Garre (IU), 6-2, 6-2
(103) Erin Vierra (UVA) def. Carolyn Chupa (IU), 6-0, 6-1
(99) Maria Fucillo (UVA) def. Gabrielle Rubenstein (IU), 6-3, 6-0