UGA roundup: Women’s tennis tops Arkansas 4-0

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. | The No. 2 Georgia women’s tennis team remained one of just three Southeastern Conference teams with one league loss with a 4-0 victory Friday over Arkansas.

The Bulldogs are now 16-3 overall and 9-1 in the SEC. Arkansas, which defeated Louisiana Tech earlier Friday, fell to 13-12 and 2-9.

With the doubles point in hand, Mia King was first off the court with a 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 6 singles and Kate Fuller made it 3-0 with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles. Maho Kawase clinched the victory for the Bulldogs with a 6-4, 6-1 victory at No. 2 singles.

Georgia will play at 12 p.m. Sunday at LSU.

UGA men’s tennis sweeps Razorbacks 4-0
The No. 8 Georgia men’s tennis team opened its final weekend homestand of the regular season with a 4-0 victory over Arkansas at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. With the victory, the Bulldogs are now 13-6 overall and 8-1 in the Southeastern Conference while Arkansas falls to 12-14 and 2-8.

After winning the doubles point, Garrett Brasseaux made it 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 3 singles. Nathan Pasha won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles and Austin Smith closed out the victory with a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 1 singles.

The Bulldogs, who entered Friday’s match tied for first in the SEC, will host LSU at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Glasco posts 5 RBIs as Georgia beats South Carolina
Geri Ann Glasco had two hits – including her sixth home run of the season – and five RBIs Friday as the No, 15 Georgia softball team defeated South Carolina 6-2 in Southeastern Conference play at Jack Turner Stadium.

Chelsea Wilkinson improved her pitching record to 9-1 with a complete-game four-hitter, striking out seven.

Bethany Biggs recorded the Bulldogs’ other RBI.

Georgia (32-5, 6-4) and South Carolina (24-13, 5-8) will play the second game of their three-game series at 2 p.m. today.

Carbajo Ré leads Georgia at Liz Murphey Classic
Georgia’s Manuela Carbajo Ré carded a 1-under 71 Friday to lead the Georgia women’s golf team in the stroke-play portion of the 42nd annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University Golf Course.

Carbajo Ré is sixth in the individual field and Georgia posted a team score of 308, placing the Bulldogs in 11th place. Georgia also got a 76 from Amira Alexander (tied for 30th place), a 79 from Amelia Hill (tied for 51st) and an 82 from Sammi Lee (tied for 67th).

After Friday’s first round, Northwestern leads at 277, followed by Arkansas (291), Alabama (293), Southern California (294) and Auburn (299).

This morning, the tournament will move to two eight-team match-play brackets. Georgia is the No. 3 seed in the “Black” bracket and will face Troy at 8:30 a.m. A second round of match play will begin at 1:30 p.m.

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