I’ve already hit the highlights of Sunday’s sports action in Athens, having recounted the good news of the weekend sweeps secured both by the baseball team and by the softball team, but additional athletic events warrant our attention, to which I now turn in the Sunday summary:
The Georgia women’s tennis team extended its winning streak to twelve by improving to 8-0 in conference matches with a win over Mississippi State. While her brother, Craig, was leading the Diamond Dogs to victory over the Magnolia State Mongrels at Foley Field, Chelsey Gullickson was teamed with Kate Fuller in an 8-0 victory that helped win the doubles point for the Red and Black.
Cameron Ellis likewise was a part of a doubles victory, winning 8-1 in tandem with Alexandra Anghelescu, and Ellis went on to provide the clinching point with a 6-1, 6-0 singles victory in her last regular-season match in Athens. The Red and Black lady netters will put their winning streak on the line in Gainesville on Friday, when they will take on No. 2 Florida on the road.
While the Georgia women’s tennis team was winning 6-1 over the Western Division Bulldogs at home, the Georgia men’s tennis team was using four tiebreakers and three third sets to defeat Mississippi State in Starkville. The Classic City Canines claimed the doubles point for the eleventh time in the last twelve competitions, only to see the singles matches split evenly. Javier Garrapiz clinched the win for the visitors by holding serve at 5-5 and claiming a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 victory.
Like their female counterparts from the Classic City, the Georgia men have not lost in a dozen straight matches and now stand at 8-0 in the SEC. The ninth-ranked male tennis squad will host the 15th-ranked Gators at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on Friday.
Though the Georgia women’s golf team tied for sixth place in the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic by shooting two under par as a team, the highlight of the tournament was the individual win by the Bulldogs’ Marta Silva Zamora, whose final-round 67 allowed her to finish two strokes ahead of the second-place lady linkster. Silva Zamora carded six birdies on the day.