Georgia Men’s Tennis: Bulldogs Host Razorbacks Tomorrow

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Georgia Men’s Tennis: Bulldogs Host Razorbacks Tomorrow

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The eighth-ranked Georgia men’s tennis team will open the final week of the regular season with a match against Arkansas Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. The Bulldogs (17-3, 9-1 SEC) can clinch at least a share of the SEC regular season title and the No. 1 overall seed in the upcoming SEC Tournament with two wins this week.

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LAST TIME OUT: Georgia split a pair of matches last week on the road at Mississippi State and Alabama. MSU snapped the Bulldogs’ 10-match winning streak – UGA’s longest in two seasons – with a 4-2 win on Friday, but Georgia bounced back with a 4-1 victory over Alabama on Sunday. Wayne Montgomery clinched the match with a three-set win at No. 2.
[su_spacer size=”40″] RANKINGS: Georgia came in at No. 8 in this week’s ITA Rankings. Austin Smith and Ben Wagland held on to their spot atop the doubles rankings, while Wagland and Paul Oosterbaan are ranked 45th and Smith and Eric Diaz are ranked 68th. In singles, Nathan Pasha is ranked 25th in the country, Wayne Montgomery is 27th, and Smith is 34th.
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• Georgia enters the final week of the regular season with a chance to win its 29th SEC regular season title and its third in a row. The Bulldogs have won the SEC Tournament 10 times.
• Paul Oosterbaan currently owns the team’s longest winning streak at eight matches, and he is unbeaten since Feb. 15.
• Georgia’s freshmen are a combined 12-1 in SEC singles matches this season.
• The Bulldogs have used the same doubles combinations at Nos. 1 and 2 for 15 consecutive matches. No. 1-ranked Austin Smith and Ben Wagland are 10-2 in those matches.
• Nathan Pasha needs two more wins to move into a tie for 10th on the all-time career doubles wins list at UGA. He is currently 96-46.
• Georgia needs one more win to match its win total from last season.
• The Bulldogs, currently ranked eighth, have wins against two teams in the top-seven. Georgia defeated current No. 3 Illinois 4-2 Feb. 14 at National Indoors, and Texas A&M 4-1 at home on March 6.
[su_spacer size=”40″] UP NEXT: The Bulldogs will play its regular season finale against Ole Miss Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Eric Diaz and Nathan Pasha will be recognized prior to the match as part of Senior Day festivities.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Photo Credit: Sean Taylor/Georgia Sports Communications

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