The No. 9 Georgia women’s tennis team defeated No. 23 Tennessee in the first outdoor and SEC match of the season, 4-0. The Bulldogs improve to 6-2 on the season and 1-0 in conference competition.
In doubles, the duo of No. 52 Morgan Coppoc and Meg Kowalski made quick work of Adriana Riley and Carly Briggs, defeating them 6-2. Right after, the freshman, senior duo of Lea Ma and Elena Christofi defeated Johanna Silva and Rebeka Mertena, 6-4 to give Georgia the doubles point. No. 31 Katarina Jokic and Anna Hertel went unfinished on court one up 5-4 on No. 8 Tenika McGiffin and Kaitlin Staines.
In singles, No. 86 Gonzalez took care of business on court three, defeating No. 73 Staines 6-3, 6-2. No. 52 Kowalski was right behind her, defeating McGiffin 6-2, 6-0 on court six. No. 27 Jokic clinched the match for the Bulldogs with a 6-2, 6-3 win on court one.
The Bulldogs will be back in action with two road matches in Mississippi facing off against Ole Miss on March 6 and Mississippi State on March 8. The team will return to the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on March 13 to take on Florida.
1. No. 31 Katarina Jokic/ Anna Hertel (UGA)l vs. Tenika McGiffin/Kaitlin Staines (UT) Unfinished
2. Lea Ma/ Elena Christofi (UGA) def. Johanna Silva/ Rebeka Mertena (UT) 6-4
3. No. 52 Meg Kowalski/ Morgan Coppoc (UGA) def. Adriana Riley/ Carly Briggs (UT) 6-2
1. No. 27 Katarina Jokic (UGA) def. No. 40 Rebeka Mertena (UT) 6-2, 6-3
2. No. 31 Lea Ma (UGA) vs. No. 55 Johanna Silva (UT) 6-3, 3-2, unfinished
3. No. 86 Marta Gonzalez (UGA) def. No. 73 Kaitlin Staines (UT) 6-3, 6-2
4. No. 104 Morgan Coppoc vs. No. 100 Carly Briggs (UT) 6-7 (7-3), 1-1, unfinished
5. Elena Christofi (UGA) vs. Hadley Doyle (UT) 4-6, 1-2, unfinished
6. No. 52 Meg Kowalski (UGA) def. Tenika McGiffin (UT) 6-2, 6-0
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