The Georgia women’s tennis team continued its conference play without complications, gaining its third straight sweeping victory over an SEC team. The Bulldogs are now 8-2 and 3-0 in the SEC.
No. 7 Georgia earned its second road win of the season earlier against Ole Miss on Friday, and the Bulldogs traveled to Starkville, Mississippi, to defeat Mississippi State 4-0 on Sunday. Georgia remains a perfect all time 42-0 against Mississippi State.
Just like against Ole Miss, the ranked doubles pairs clinched their doubles point quickly. No. 54 Meg Kowalski and Morgan Coppoc defeated Marta Falceto and Sara Lizariturry 6-2 on court three. Two courts down, No. 30 Katarina Jokic and Anna Hertel defeated No. 56 Magda Adaloglou 6-3, which was the second win against a ranked opponent for the pair this weekend.
Lea Ma and Elena Christofi left their match with Emma Antonaki and Alexandra Mikhailuk unfinished, tied 4-4.
Hertel picked up the second point for the Bulldogs, defeating Mikhailuk in singles 6-1, 6-2. Hertel was dominant this weekend, winning her match against Ole Miss 6-3, 6-0. No. 122 Christofi defeated Falceto 6-3, 6-3, and No. 85 Coppoc secured the sweep with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Valeria Nikolaev.
The early win helped No. 26 Jokic avoid possible defeat. Jokic’s match against Tamara Racine went unfinished, but she was down 3-5 in the second set after losing the first set 5-7.
No. 84 Marta Gonzalez had just begun her third set with Adaloglou when the match finished. After losing 2-6 in the first set, Gonzalez bounced back to a 6-3 win in the second. Ma also faced tough competition against Antonaki. Ma lost the first set 5-7, but the second set could have gone either way, as it was tied 5-5 when Georgia sealed the win.
Georgia prepares for its fourth SEC match against Florida on March 13 in Athens. The Gators, 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the SEC, are coming off two home losses to No. 25 LSU and No. 36 Texas A&M.