Georgia vs. Georgia Tech: Good Old-Fashioned Tennis Hate Today

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Georgia vs. Georgia Tech: Good Old-Fashioned Tennis Hate Today


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Fourth-ranked Georgia will play its first road match of the season when it faces Georgia Tech Friday at 5 p.m. This is the Bulldogs’ final match before the National Team Indoor Championships in Chicago next week.


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GEORGIA vs. GEORGIA TECH HISTORY: Georgia is 60-9 all-time against Tech, most recently coming away with a 4-0 win over the Yellow Jackets last season in the first outdoor match of the year. The Bulldogs have won 27 of the last 28 matches, including a 5-2 win in the last meeting in Atlanta in 2013.
[break] [break] RANKINGS: Georgia jumped three spots to No. 4 in the country this week following last week’s win over No. 4 UCLA. The Bulldogs began the season ranked eighth, then moved to seventh before coming in at fourth this week. Four Georgia players are ranked in singles, led by Austin Smith at No. 11. Nathan Pasha is 15th, Wayne Montgomery is No. 32 and Nick Wood is No. 101. Three of Georgia’s doubles teams are ranked. Georgia Tech is ranked 72nd, and individually Nathan Rakitt is No. 49.
[break] [break] LAST TIME OUT: The Bulldogs split a pair of matches in the SEC/Pac-12 Showdown held last week in Athens. Georgia beat No. 4 UCLA, 4-2 and dropped a 4-0 decision to top-ranked UCLA. Nick Wood clinched the match against the Bruins at No. 5. The loss to USC snapped a 27-match regular season home court winnning streak.
[break] [break] NOTEWORTHY: Nathan Pasha needs one more win for 200 combined singles and doubles victories in his career. The senior from Atlanta is 199-81 in his UGA career, which is the 14th most wins by a Georgia player since 1986  …  Pasha leads the team with eight wins against ranked opponents, and Wayne Montgomery is second with six  …  Montgomery has a team-high 20 wins this season. He has played at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 for the Bulldogs already this season.
[break] [break] UP NEXT: Georgia play in the ITA National Team Indoor ChampionshipsFeb. 13-16 in Chicago. The Bulldogs earned a spot in the tournament by winning home matches against Michigan State and Utah in the ITA Kickoff to start the season. The Bulldogs have won National Indoors twice: 2006 and 2007, with a total of seven appearances in the final.

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.