The fifth-ranked Georgia women’s tennis team will host its final two home matches of the 2015 regular season this Friday and Sunday against Ole Miss and Mississippi State at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
Friday’s match against Ole Miss is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. ET, while the Mississippi State showdown is slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday. Sunday’s match will serve as Senior Day for Georgia’s lone senior, Lauren Herring.[su_spacer size=”40″]
Herring has been in impressive form this season, compiling an 11-2 record in dual matches on the No. 1 court and a 5-1 record in the SEC. She is currently riding a three match winning streak and is 10-4 against nationally ranked opponents dating back to the fall season.[su_spacer size=”40″]
Georgia as a team is enjoying a winning streak of its own as the Bulldogs are undefeated in their last six matches. They most recently compiled back-to-back road victories over Arkansas and Missouri, and haven’t dropped a match since falling to Alabama on March 6.[su_spacer size=”40″]
The Bulldogs are 36-8 all-time versus Ole Miss and a perfect 36-0 all-time against Mississippi State. Georgia beat both teams last season 5-2 and 7-0, respectively.[su_spacer size=”40″]
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Quick Notes[su_spacer size=”40″]
Georgia in the Rankings: Lauren Herring (8), Kennedy Shaffer (58), Ellen Perez (62), Hannah King (79), Silvia Garcia (89), and Caroline Brinson (104) all feature in the latest ITA singles rankings. The doubles teams of Herring/Perez (21) and Garcia/Shaffer (17) are also nationally ranked.[su_spacer size=”40″]
Hometown Heroines: The Bulldogs are a perfect 6-0 when playing at home in the Dan Magill Tennis Complex this spring.[su_spacer size=”40″]
The Successful Senior: Lauren Herring will be honored during her Senior Day match against Mississippi State on Sunday. To date, Herring has 108 career doubles victories, 116 singles wins, and 224 combined wins. Her 224 combined wins rank her third all-time in the Georgia record books for that career stat.[su_spacer size=”40″]
SEC Freshman of the Week: Georgia freshman Kennedy Shaffer (Rossford, Ohio) was named SEC Freshman of the Week by the league office on Wednesday, April 1. Shaffer went undefeated in her singles and doubles matches against Arkansas and Missouri last weekend and is currently riding a six-match winning streak. She is 11-5 this dual season and 7-1 in SEC play from courts 2, 3, and 4.