Though the Classic City Canines will not return to action on the gridiron until next Saturday, that did not prevent the University of Georgia from sending talented undergraduates into intercollegiate action in athletic endeavors with high financial barriers to entry on Monday. Here is how the Bulldogs fared on the court and on the course today:
The Georgia women’s tennis team swept the finals of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships, claiming the singles and doubles titles in Gainesville, Fla. Chelsey Gullickson unseated the Gators’ top-seeded Lauren Embree, 6-2, 7-5, for the singles crown, then Gullickson and Lilly Kimbell topped teammates Kate Fuller and Lauren Herring, 8-2, to take the tandem championship.
Unfortunately, the ITA Southeast Regional Championships ended in disappointment for the Georgia men’s tennis team on Monday, as the Red and Black fell in the finals in singles and doubles action. Georgia Tech’s Kevin King defeated the Bulldogs’ Ignacio Taboada, 7-6(5), 6-4, and Florida’s top-seeded Billy Federhofer and Nassim Slilam bested the Athenians’ Garrett Brasseaux and Wil Spencer, 8-4. Hopefully, it was the lady netters, who defeated the Gators in the Sunshine State, who set the tone for the upcoming weekend.
Despite surrendering a ten-shot lead after the tournament’s opening round, the Georgia men’s golf team remains one shot out of first place heading into the final loop of the Outerbanks Collegiate Invitational. The Bulldogs finished play Monday at one under par for the round, but T.J. Mitchell carded a 70 to preserve his individual lead for the tourney.