You’ve already been brought up to date regarding Georgia’s Friday evening wins over Kentucky in softball, Florida in men’s tennis, and Ole Miss in baseball, but there is more news than this in Bulldog Nation, which I hereby encapsulate for easy digestion in this slightly premature edition of the Saturday summary:
- Friday, unfortunately, failed to finish flawlessly, as the sixth-ranked Georgia women’s tennis team fell to second-ranked Florida in Gainesville, sustaining the 6-1 setback that snapped the Bulldogs’ twelve-match winning streak. The Red and Black fell to 8-1 in SEC action, while the Orange and Blue improved to 9-0 in SEC competition. The Gators have not lost a home women’s tennis match to a league opponent since 2002, when then-No. 1 Florida was upset at home by . . . Georgia.
- Athens is hosting the Spec Towns National Team Invitational this weekend, and the track competition got off to a good start for the Red and Black when Colleen Felix leapt 44 feet and 6.75 inches to card the longest triple jump recorded in the country this year.
- Even the cheerleaders are getting in on the act, as the squad ordinarily thought of as an ancillary organization existing to aid in spurring student-athletes on to victory competed in the NCA Collegiate National Championships in Daytona Beach, finishing third overall and first among SEC squads entered in the competition.
That ought to get you up to speed just in time to call it a night. You’ll want to get plenty of sleep before facing a Saturday that will see University of Georgia student-athletes engaged in intercollegiate competition in baseball, track, softball, and women’s soccer.