WOMEN’S TENNIS: Bulldogs Claim Fall Tournament Titles at Big 5 Challenge

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WOMEN’S TENNIS: Bulldogs Claim Fall Tournament Titles at Big 5 Challenge

Annette Goulak and Mariana Gould UGA Women's Tennis  (Photo by Steven Colquitt / Georgia Sports Communication)
Annette Goulak and Mariana Gould
UGA Women’s Tennis
(Photo by Steven Colquitt / Georgia Sports Communication)

FORT WORTH, TEXAS—–Georgia won a pair of singles flights and one in doubles Sunday at the Big 5 Challenge on the campus of TCU.

The 34th-ranked Bulldog tandem of Elena Christofi and Morgan Coppoc claimed Flight 2 with a 6-1 win over the Arizona State duo of Tereza Kolarova and Savannah Slaysman. Also, Georgia freshman Katarina Jokic and sophomore Marta Gonzalez brought home a singles title in their respective flights.
Gonzalez, ranked No. 105, rallied past Alexsandra Zenovka (TCU), who is ranked No. 122, 6-7,6-3,7-6 for the Flight 3 title. In the Flight 5 final, Jokic moved her record to 7-1 with a 6-1,6-2 upset of South Carolina’s Silvia Chinelatto who is ranked No. 116.
One of the feature matches of the day came in the Flight 2 singles final where sixth-ranked Kate Fahey (Michigan) edged 10th-ranked Christofi 6-4,7-5. The Bulldog sophomore is now 6-2 this fall. Georgia senior Laura Patterson remained undefeated in singles as she moved her record to 6-0 with a win in flight six over Tereza Kolarova (Arizona State).
The Georgia duo of Jokic/Mariana Gould notched an impressive win in Flight 1 Sunday. They upset the seventh-ranked South Carolina team of Paige Cline and Hadley Berg 6-2. The Jokic/Gould team is 3-0 this fall.
The Bulldogs continue fall tournament action next week in California where they will compete in the ITA All-American Championships and Southern California Challenge.

Big 5 Challenge Results from Sunday

(School/ITA Ranking)
Flight 2 Doubles Championship
Elena Christofi/Morgan Coppoc (UGA/34) def. Tereza Kolarova/Savannah Slaysman (ASU) 6-1
Flight 2 Singles Championship
Kate Fahey (UM/6) def. Elena Christofi (UGA/10) 6-4 7-5
Flight 3 Singles Championship
Marta Gonzalez (UGA/105) def. Alexsandra Zenovka (TCU/122) 6-7,6-3,7-6
Flight 5 Singles Championship
Katarina Jokic (UGA) def. Silvia Chinelatto (SC/116) 6-1 6-2
Extra Matches
Flight 3 Singles
Morgan Coppoc (UGA) def. Nicole Fossa-Huergo (ASU) 7-6 6-4
Flight 5 Singles
Annette Goulak (UGA) def. Erica Susi (UVA) 6-7 6-4 6-1
Flight 6 Singles
Vivian Wolff (UGA) def. Sarah Baron (VT) 6-1 6-3
Laura Patterson (UGA) def. Tereza Kolarova (ASU) 6-4 1-0 ret.
Flight 1 Doubles
Katarina Jokic/Mariana Gould (UGA) def. Paige Cline/Hadley Berg (SC/7) 6-2
Flight 3 Doubles
Annette Goulak/Laura Patterson (UGA) def. Alex Angyalosy/Alex Valenstein (TTU) 6-4
Vivian Wolff/Marta Gonzalez (UGA) def. Katherine Butler/Nina Sorkin (VT) 7-5

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