The No. 3 Georgia women’s team will face No. 6 and six overall seed NC State in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament at the USTA National Campus on today with first serve set for 11 a.m.
Of the seven schools that sent both men’s and women’s programs to the round of 16, only two remain. The Georgia men and women advance to the quarterfinals along with the Texas men’s and women’s programs.
Last time out, Newcomer of the Year Lea Ma clinched her fourth match for the Bulldogs against Virginia tying her for the second most clinches on the team with junior Meg Kowalski and senior Morgan Coppoc. Senior Katarina Jokic leads the team with eight.
The Wolf Pack will be the sixth ACC team the Bulldogs have faced this year, with the Bulldogs defeating them all except for No. 1 North Carolina who bested the Bulldogs earlier in the season, edging out the 4-3 win in a third-set tiebreaker by two points. Georgia is 120-65 all-time against ACC schools.
NC State will take on Georgia as the No. 6 overall seed while also sporting a No. 6 ranking in the ITA polls and a No. 11 ranking in the USTA polls. Sitting at 19-5 overall and 10-3 in the ACC, the Wolf Pack finished third in the ACC behind Florida State and North Carolina.
NC State got to the quarterfinals beating VCU and No. 36 Iowa State in its regional and then-No. 35 USC in the round of 16.
Three Wolf Pack members were named to the All-ACC team with Anna Rogers leading the way being named first-team, Alana Smith named second-team and Adriana Reami named third-team.
In individual rankings, Rogers comes in at No. 6 in singles with Smith at No. 23 and Abigail Rencheli ranked at No. 82. In doubles, Jaeda Daniel and Rencheli are the No. 5 duo and Smith and Rogers coming in at No. 12.
Georgia and NC State last faced off in the 2020 National Indoor Tournament in Chicago. The Bulldogs fell 4-1 in the consolation match. The last Georgia win came in 2017 when the Bulldogs defeated the Wolf Pack in the Athens regional in 2017, winning 4-0.
How to watch:
Tennis Channel/TC Plus will broadcast the night sessions (5:30 pm and NB 7:30 pm) of the team event from May 19-22.
TennisONE will be providing free live stream coverage from May 16-28. Any matches not being televised by Tennis Channel/TC Plus will be available on the TennisONE app.