The University of Georgia men’s tennis team returns to the Dan Magill Tennis Complex this weekend for matches against Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
Friday’s contest against the Rebels is slated to start at 2:30 p.m. Friday, while the Bulldogs battle MSU at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Georgia — ranked No. 12 nationally — is 5-1 this season, with the lone loss coming in 4-2 fashion to No. 3-ranked Tennessee. With All-American Tyler Zink unavailable to play and Blake Croyder dropping out after doubles, Georgia played with the lineup of Bryde, Philip Henning, Billy Rowe, Erik Grevelius, Baptiste Anselmo and Britton Johnston against the Volunteers.
Even though the shorthanded Bulldogs fell short of the third-ranked team, there were plenty of positives to take away.
No. 1 singles and double player Trent Bryde continues to lead the Bulldogs with strong performances. He boasts a 5-1 dual-match record at the top singles spot and has two wins against ranked opponents, including a 6-4, 6-1 triumph against No. 24-ranked Adam Walton of Tennessee.
Britton Johnston posted his second-straight win of the season, knocking down UT’s Andrew Rogers, 6-3, 6-4. Graduate transfer Billy Rowe enters the weekend having won a team-best six-straight singles contests.
Ole Miss comes into Friday’s contest with a 2-4 overall record following a 7-0 victory at Arkansas last Sunday. The Rebels narrowly lost to then-No. 3 ranked TCU, 4-3, earlier this year. Head coach Toby Hansson’s team is led by veteran and 2020 ITA All-American Tim Sandkaulen.
Mississippi State, boasting a 9-1 record and winners of four-straight, is one of the hottest teams in the country. The Bulldogs recently defeated No. 24-ranked Tulane 5-2 for an impressive victory before SEC play begins.
While limited, outdoor matches are open to the general public— 275 fans are welcome to attend on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Available seating will be marked in the grandstands, as well as the grass berm behind the lower courts. Fan seating will not be available in the men’s and women’s team clubhouses or in the playing level area adjacent to Court 3.
To enter the Dan Magill Tennis Complex, fans are encouraged to enter through the main entrance in front of the men’s tennis club house. Masks are required at all times while moving throughout the facility. However, those in attendance may remove their masks once socially distanced in their seats.
Fans will not be permitted to attend indoor matches.