2005-06 Women's Tennis Review
Courtesy: Georgia Sports Communications
The 25th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs earned their 20th straight bid to the NCAA Championships and advanced to the second round.
The Bulldogs (13-10) beat 42nd-ranked Indiana 4-1 in the NCAA first round in Nashville, Tenn., and then saw their season end with a 4-2 loss to No. 13 Vanderbilt in the round of 32.
The Bulldogs, under the direction of Jeff Wallace, earned an at-large bid to the 2006 NCAAs. Wallace recently completed his 21st season at Georgia. He has a career record of 454-117 (.795). The Bulldogs own a 48-18 mark in the NCAAs, and they have won two national championships in the Wallace era (1994 in Athens and 2000 in Malibu, Calif.).
In 2006, Georgia went 12-4 when winning the doubles point and 1-6 when it lost the first team point. Georgia's top tandem was Darya Ivanov and Evgenia Subbotina. They went 27-6 overall including 18-5 at No. 2 in the lineup.
Junior Natalie Frazier concluded the year as the highest ranked Bulldog at No. 28. Frazier led the team in singles with a 27-12 overall mark including 15-6 at No. 1 in the lineup. Also, Frazier earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Singles field of 64 but fell to No. 32 Jackie Carleton of Duke in the first round 7-5,6-3.
Natalie Frazier and Caroline Basu earned First Team All-SEC honors while Evgenia Subbotina, Darya Ivanov and Kelley Hyndman made the second team. Frazier was named to the SEC Good Works Team for her outstanding community service efforts as well.