UGA roundup: Men’s tennis wins eighth consecutive match

When the sun rose on Friday, there were two men’s tennis teams that were undefeated in Southeastern Conference play – No. 10 Georgia and No. 14 Kentucky.

By the end of the day, there was one.

The Bulldogs (11-5, 6-0) took a 4-1 victory over the Wildcats (12-5, 5-1), claiming their eighth consecutive victory and their 22nd consecutive home win.

After claiming the doubles point, Georgia went up 2-0 when Austin Smith won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Tom Jomby then claimed Kentucky’s only victory with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Nathan Pasha.

But the Bulldogs then cleared the deck as Nick Wood won 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 at No. 6 singles and Hernus Pieters won the clincher, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3, at No. 5 singles.

Georgia will host Vanderbilt at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Women’s tennis tops Kentucky 4-0 
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 3 Georgia women’s tennis team won its ninth consecutive match and remained undefeated in Southeastern Conference play as they defeated No. 28 Kentucky 4-1 at the Boone Tennis Complex.

Georgia improved its overall record against Kentucky to 32-10.

After winning the doubles point, Lilly Kimbell won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 singles to put Georgia up 2-1, and Silvia Garcia made it 3-1 with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles. Lauren Herring clinched the match with a 6-1, 7-5 victory at No. 1 singles.

The Bulldogs (13-2, 6-0) will play at No. 11 Vanderbilt at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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