When the sun rose on Friday, there were two men‚Äôs tennis teams that were undefeated in Southeastern Conference play ‚Äì 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs tennis¬†tops Kentucky 4-0¬†
LEXINGTON, Ky. ‚Äì The No. 3 Georgia women‚Äôs 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.