MEN’S TENNIS: Bulldogs Host Gators for SEC Evening Duel

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MEN’S TENNIS: Bulldogs Host Gators for SEC Evening Duel

Wayne Montgomery -  UGA men's tennis team (Photo by John Paul Van Wert)
Wayne Montgomery
UGA men’s tennis team
(Photo by John Paul Van Wert / Georgia Sports Communication)

The No. 14 Georgia men’s tennis team will host the No. 14 Florida Gators for a conference duel this evening at 6:00 p.m. ET at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex, which will be one of two final regular-season home matches for the Bulldogs this weekend.

Georgia, 13-6 and an impressive 9-0 in the SEC, will look to get their sixth win in a row on the year against the Gators who are 13-7 and 6-2 in the SEC to remain undefeated in conference play. Florida took the last meeting between the two schools, a 4-2 decision in the 2016 SEC Tournament final. However, Georgia got the better of Florida in the regular season last year, winning 5-2 in Athens over the Gators, who were ranked No. 14 at that time as well.
The final home match of Georgia’s regular season will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. against South Carolina. The Gamecocks come to Athens having lost 12 matches in a row to Georgia. The Bulldogs’ most recent loss in the series came in 2005, a 4-3 loss to then-No. 34 South Carolina in Columbia.
Last week, the Bulldogs notched a pair of shutouts over ranked opponents, defeating No. 17 Mississippi State and 48th-ranked Auburn each by a score of 4-0. Nathan Ponwith garnered SEC Freshman of the Week honors for the fourth time this season following the two victories, as he won both of his doubles matches and went 1-0 in singles.
Following the home matches against Florida and South Carolina, the Bulldogs will conclude the regular season next weekend with a trip to Texas A&M. The Aggies are currently ranked No. 7 in the country and are the only other undefeated team in the conference.
CLICK HERE for the tennis match notes for Georgia versus Flordia as well as the match versus South Carolina.
For live video streaming of the tennis match, CLICK HERE.

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