WOMEN’S TENNIS: Upward Movement by Lady Bulldogs in Individual ITA Rankings

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WOMEN’S TENNIS: Upward Movement by Lady Bulldogs in Individual ITA Rankings

Elena Christofi  - UGA Women's Tennis Team -
Elena Christofi
– UGA Women’s Tennis Team –



The latest Oracle/ITA Individual Rankings released Wednesday showcase three Georgia women’s tennis players in singles and two doubles teams on the fourth-ranked Bulldogs.

Highlighting the singles rankings is freshman Katarina Jokic who jumped from No. 12 to No. 8 – the second-highest ranking for a first year in the nation. On the doubles side, sophomore Elena Christofi and freshman Morgan Coppoc check in at No. 8.


Since the last edition of rankings in November, Jokic went 3-0 in dual singles matches to improve to a team-best 22-3 overall mark. The duo of Christofi/Coppoc is 2-0 in the dual season including a point clinch against Clemson.


Jokic, along with partner Mariana Gould, moved from No. 24 to No. 18 in the doubles rankings. The Jokic/Gould twosome represents the only Georgia doubles team to win in each of the three dual matches to move to a team-best 15-3 overall record.


To round out the Bulldogs in the singles rankings, sophomore Marta Gonzalez advanced two spots to No. 49 after a perfect 3-0 start to dual singles and Coppoc dropped to No. 71 despite winning her only finished match.


A new edition of the ITA Team Rankings weren’t released due to the ITA National Women’s Team Indoor Championship, however the Week 2 release of the USTA College Tennis Top 25 rankings put Georgia at No. 2 after opening the season ranked fourth.


The bracket for the ITA National Indoors that was released late Tuesday has Georgia pinned as the No. 2-seed. The Bulldogs begin play versus the Texas Longhorns Friday at 9 a.m. This year’s championship returns to the campus of the University of Wisconsin after occurring at Yale University last season.





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