Bulldogs Eliminated At National Indoors
Nov. 4, 2011
FLUSHING, N.Y.-----Georgia's ninth-ranked Chelsey Gullickson was eliminated in to the round of 16 Friday at the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships. Meanwhile in California, a pair of Bulldogs notched wins.
Senior Joanna Mather (Florida) edged Gullickson, who was seeded third, 4-6,6-4,6-4. It snapped Gullickson's 10-match winning streak as she ended the fall season with a record of 14-2.
In consolation doubles action Friday, Gullickson and sophomore Lilly Kimbell dropped an 8-4 decision to Alexa Guarachi and Mary Anne Macfarlane (Alabama). The Bulldog duo concludes the fall with a 5-2 mark.
Elsewhere this weekend, Georgia sophomore Kate Fuller and freshman Lauren Herring are competing in the Mission Hills Desert Classic in Rancho Mirage, Calif. They are playing singles and doubles against players from UCLA, Washington and Pepperdine. The tournament runs through Sunday and players are guaranteed three singles matches and two in doubles.
In doubles action, the 20th-ranked duo of Fuller/Herring registered an 8-3 win over the 44th-ranked UCLA team of Palmela Montez and McCall Jones. In singles, Fuller outlasted Montez 6-4,5-7,6-4 while Herring defeated Pepperdine junior Arianna Colffer 6-1,6-3.
"We had a good day here in both singles and doubles," said Georgia coach Jeff Wallace as he with the duo in California while associate head coach Frank Polito is in New York with Gullickson and Kimbell. "We've got a couple more days of tennis before wrapping up the fall season. Kate and Lauren have done well as a doubles team this fall."
The Fuller-Herring team is 12-6 in doubles while Herring is 11-3 in singles and Fuller is 10-4.