On Friday, the Georgia men’s and women’s tennis teams virtually simultaneously posted victories over Auburn. On Sunday, Bulldog netters of both genders repeated the feat, securing the Yellowhammer State sweep with wins over Alabama.
The Red and Black gentlemen welcomed the Crimson Tide to the Dan Magill Tennis Complex by taking the doubles point with triumphs on a trio of courts, then the Athenians swept the singles matches, clinching the victory with Javier Garrapiz’s 6-2, 6-2 win over Ricky Doverspike. With the 7-0 result, the Georgia men improved to 10-3 for the year, including a 2-0 mark in SEC action.
Playing on the road, the Bulldog ladies fell behind 3-0 at Alabama before staging the comeback that gave the visitors a 4-3 victory. The doubles point went to the Tide, as did the first two singles matches to go final. With Chelsey Gullickson down 4-0 in the first set, it looked like a shutout was brewing, but she got by Mary Anne Macfarlane 7-5, 6-2 to keep the Georgians alive. (Incidentally, Gullickson’s brother, Craig, was the starting pitcher for the Diamond Dogs on Sunday.)
After Lilly Kimbell and Maho Kowase captured their matches to even the score, Cameron Ellis dispatched Alabama’s Taylor Lindsey 6-3, 6-3 to give the Bulldogs the triumph that left them at 6-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play.