For the first time since 2002 and only the second time in program history, the Bulldogs (21-0, 13-0) closed their regular season schedule with a spotless record. Georgia claimed their 10th SEC regular season title on Friday and their Sunday win against Vanderbilt only secured their spot.
Due to inclement weather, the match against the Commodores was played on the indoor courts.
“It’s always a special thing when you win a championship like we won the indoor and when you clinch a conference title like we did Friday, and then to win it outright like we did today, it’s always a special thing,” Georgia head coach Jeff Wallace said after Sunday’s victory. “Then on top of that, to go completely undefeated through the whole regular season, that doesn’t happen often in too many sports at any level. For me, I’ve been coaching 34 years, and this is only the second time we’ve done that, so it’s special. We’re excited about it.
Wallace commented that although the team deserves to celebrate they have to “get their minds right” for the upcoming SEC tournament and NCAA tournament that follows.
Marta Gonzalez was the queen of the court Sunday in her doubles match with Meg Kowalski as her partners. The two outplayed Commodores Christina Rosca and Summer Dvorak. Their match was the last to come off the court and pushed the Bulldogs over the edge to victory.
“Meg’s [Kowalski] played good doubles all year, she really has, but Marta [Gonzalez] today was just on another planet,” Wallace said. “She played so good. When we needed stops, she was there. Marta from start to finish was just a rock and played her best doubles of the year, and to get that doubles point I thought was what gave us a really big boost.”
The team will travel to College Station, Texas as the No. 1 seed for the SEC Tournament. They will likely play LSU or Alabama on Friday.