The Georgia women’s tennis team finished day one of the Bulldog Invitational picking up three doubles wins and eight singles wins against South Carolina and Kentucky at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
In doubles, Katarina Jokic and Marta Gonzalez competed against Silvia Chinellato and Emma Shelton of South Carolina in the early round of matches, beating them 6-2. Matching up with Kentucky for the afternoon matches, Elena Christofi and Morgan Coppoc went up against Lesedi Jacobs and Fiona Arrese and beat them 7-6(4). Sophomores Meg Kowalski and Alee Clayton defeated Carla Girbau and Mailen Morante 6-2. Ariana Arseneault and Ania Hertel fell in their first match of the day, 7-6(5).
In the first singles matches, Jokic faced off against Shelton from South Carolina and beat her 6-4, 6-3. Gonzalez took on Chinellato of South Carolina and defeated her 6-3, 6-2. In the afternoon against Kentucky, Kowalski made quick work of Girbau 6-1, 6-2. Hertel faced off against Carlota Molina, beating her 6-2, 6-3. Freshman Arseneault defeated Elizabeth Stevens 6-0, 7-6(3) while Clayton went up against Morante and downed her 6-3, 6-2. Christofi went the distance in three sets and took down Arrese 7-5, 3-6, 6-4. Coppoc rounded out the singles action with a three-set win over Parazinskaite 6-3, 6-7(2-7), 6-3.
The Bulldogs will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. for the second session of the Bulldog Invitational.
1. Katarina Jokic/Marta Gonzalez def. Silvia Chinellato/Emma Shelton (USC) 6-2
2. Elizabeth Stevens/Akvile Parazinskaite (UK) def. Ariana Arseneault/Ania Hertel (UGA) 7-6 (7-5)
3. Elena Christofi/Morgan Coppoc (UGA) def. Lesedi Jacobs/Fiona Arrese (UK) 7-6 (7-4)
4. Meg Kowalski/Alee Clayton (UGA) def. Carla Girbau/Maialen Morante (UK) 6-2
1. Katarina Jokic (UGA) def. Emma Shelton (USC) 6-4, 6-3
2. Marta Gonzalez (UGA) def. Silvia Chinellato (USC) 6-3, 6-2
3. Meg Kowalski (UGA) def. Carla Girbau (UK) 6-1, 6-2
4. Morgan Coppoc (UGA) def. Akvile Parazinskaite (UK) 6-3, 6-7(2-7), 6-3
5. Ania Hertel (UGA) def. Carlota Molina (UK) 6-2, 6-3
6. Ariana Arseneault (UGA) def. Elizabeth Stevens (UK) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)
7. Elena Christofi (UGA) def. Fiona Arrese (UK) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
8. Alee Clayton (UGA) def. Maialen Morante (UK) 6-3, 6-2