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Hamish Stewart Earns SEC Co-Player of the Week Honors

Following back-to-back 4-0 wins with the Georgia men’s tennis program, graduate Hamish Stewart scores SEC Co-Player of the Week honors. 

Stewart, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, went 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles this past weekend. His singles win against LSU clinched the match for Georgia after he and doubles partner fellow graduate Tristan McCormick clinched the doubles point for the Bulldogs earlier in the match. 

 

 

 

 

He started the weekend off strong with a nationally ranked win over No.36 Nikola Slavik of No.43 Ole Miss. Stewart defeated Slavik in dominant fashion, 6-1, 6-2. Stewart and McCormick were up 5-3 against the No.12-ranked duo of Finn Reynolds and Lukas Engelhardt when the Bulldogs clinched the doubles point. Georgia went on to blank the Rebels, 4-0 in Oxford, Mississippi. 

On Sunday, Stewart and the Bulldogs returned home to face No38-ranked LSU. Stewart and McCormick clinched the doubles point for Georgia in a 6-3 victory over Gabriel Diaz Freire and Kent Hunter. Stewart then kept the momentum going with a 6-4,6-2 win over Vlad Lobak to clinch the 4-0 victory for Georgia.  

Georgia’s No.1 singles player improved to 23-11 overall, 15-5 in the dual season, 6-3 against conference opponents and 13-7 against nationally-ranked opponents. He has won seven out of his last ten matches and is on a three-match singles win streak. He has the most overall and dual competition wins on the Georgia roster. His efforts this weekend helped Georgia improve to 7-2 against SEC opponents and 15-5 overall. 

 

 

 

 

The Internationally Tennis Association (ITA) released new rankings this afternoon and Stewart earned a career-high singles ranking at No.11. Stewart and McCormick are now ranked at No.40 and Stewart and senior Philip Henning are the No.81-ranked doubles pair. 

This is Stewart’s second time winning an SEC Weekly Honor. He was awarded Player of the Week on March 1 after clinching the match for Georgia over rival tennis powerhouse Texas.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Sunday, April 10 as they travel to Lexington, Kentucky to face the No.12 Kentucky Wildcats at 1 p.m.


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