Singles wins from Georgia men’s tennis players Trent Bryde and Baptiste Anselmo highlighted Saturday’s action for the Bulldogs at the Gamecock SEC Scramble.
In a battle between a pair of All-Americans, Bryde looked strong from the start on his way to defeating Florida’s Sam Riffice, 6-2, 6-4. The Gator team captain — who was ranked in the top-4 nationally most of last spring — went 11-3 at the top two singles spots last year.
Anselmo followed Bryde’s victory with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph against Ben Shelton. In all, Florida put together six total singles wins and a trio of doubles victories against Georgia.
In doubles, Billy Rowe and Erik Grevelius improved to 2-0 this weekend. With their match tied at 5-5, they won two-straight games en route to an 8-6 win against Florida’s Blaise Bicknell and Andy Andrade.
Rowe and Grevelius then had several opportunities to carry their singles matches, but each lost in close three-set battles.
The Bulldogs will go against host-school South Carolina on Sunday, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Duarte Vale/Josh Goodger (UF) def. Blake Croyder/Philip Henning (UGA), 8-6
Ben Shelton/Sam Riffice (UF) def. Trent Bryde/Tyler Zink (UGA), 8-6
Billy Rowe/Erik Grevelius (UGA) def. Blaise Bicknell (UF), 8-6
Brian Berdusco/Will Grant (UF) def. Baptiste Anselmo/Britton Johnston (UGA), 8-3
Trent Bryde (UGA) def. Sam Riffice (UF), 6-2, 6-4
Andy Andrade (UF) def. Philip Henning (UGA), 6-0, 6-2
Duarte Vale (UF) def. Blake Croyder (UGA), 7-6, 6-3
Blaise Bicknell (UF) def. Billy Rowe (UGA), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Baptiste Anselmo (UGA) def. Ben Shelton (UF), 6-4, 6-4
Lukas Grief (UF) def. Erik Grevelius (UGA), 2-6, 7-6, 7-6
Josh Goodger (UF) def. Britton Johnston (UGA), 6-2, 6-0
Will Grant (UF) def. Niklas von Hellens (UGA), 6-2, 6-4