UGA women’s tennis blanks Mississippi St

The ninth-ranked Georgia women’s tennis team stayed perfect in conference play, defeating Mississippi State 7-0 on Sunday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

UGA women's tennis blanks Mississippi St
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Georgia swept the doubles point, and then won every singles match in two sets to complete the shutout.

Georgia (9-1, 3-0) now holds a 35-0 record against Mississippi State (5-6, 0-4), including an 18-0 mark in Athens.

“That was a well-played match,” Georgia coach Jeff Wallace said. “Everyone on the court was working on the things that we’ve talking about [in practice] that we need to do to get better. From a coach’s standpoint, it was a very exciting day because everyone was engaged, coachable and playing with some great Bulldog tenacity.”

The freshmen duo of Mia King and Makenzie Craft shut out Mississippi State’s Sarai Flores and Lien Van Geel on court three with a quick 8-0 win. Late on court two, Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase secured the doubles point with an 8-2 victory over Petra Ferancova and Georgiana Patrasc. With the doubles point clinched, the No. 9 doubles team of Kate Fuller and Silvia Garcia won in a tiebreaker, 8-7(6), maintaining their perfect record on the season.

In singles, Garcia, ranked 97th nationally, finished first and picked up her seventh consecutive victory 6-3, 6-2. She now has 12 wins this season and sports a team-high .923 winning percentage. Craft improved to 15-9 this season, beating Mississippi State’s Flores 6-1, 6-2. Fuller, ranked 116th, clinched the Georgia victory on court four with a 6-1, 6-2 win and her 20th of the season.

Ninth-ranked Herring and 15th-ranked Kowase closed Sunday with 6-0, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-1 wins, respectively.

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