May 2, 2012
ATHENS -- Georgia senior Chelsey Gullickson and sophomore Maho Kowasereceived bids to the NCAA Singles Championships Wednesday. Also, the Gullickson/Nadja Gilchrist duo will be in the 32-team doubles field later this month at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
Gullickson is seeded No. 8 in the field of 64 after going 31-8 this season. The 2010 NCAA singles champion, she is ranked No. 6. Kowase, an All-SEC first team selection, is 23-6 this year. Along with Gullickson's title, Georgia has won the singles in 1984 (Lisa Spain) and 1994 (Angela Lettiere).
The Gullickson/Gilchrist tandem have earned All-America honors in their career as a team including reaching the NCAA semifinals in 2010 when they went 25-7. This season, the Gullickson/Gilchrist tandem is 20-7. After going 10-1 in the fall, they were ranked as high as No. 2 nationally. They went 10-6 in team dual matches. Currently, they are ranked No. 22. In school history, three Bulldog teams have reached the NCAA Doubles final, most recently Marissa Catlin and Lori Grey in 2000.
The sixth-ranked Bulldogs are 21-4 this year and will play host to NCAA first/second round action starting next Friday, May 11th. Georgia opens with College of Charleston (25-5).