Although it was a disappointing Saturday for the Gym Dogs, the weekend was not a total loss for female student-athletes representing the University of Georgia, as the Bulldog ladies carded impressive wins in three other sports:
- The second-ranked Red and Black women’s swimming and diving team finished out in front in 10 of 16 events in yesterday’s meet with third-ranked Texas, earning a 169.5-130.5 triumph over the Longhorns in the season’s final home dual meet. The victory leaves the Lady Bulldogs sitting at 7-0 for the year, and also preserves a home winning streak dating back to 1995.
- After a perfect performance on Friday, the Red and Black women’s tennis team swept both its singles and doubles matches in Saturday’s action. The Georgia lady netters clobbered their counterparts from Troy in doubles, winning all three matches by scores of 8-1, 8-0, and 8-3. In singles against Indiana, the Bulldogs were nearly as dominant in carding an unblemished record for the day. Another flawless day on Sunday left the Red and Black with 32 wins in 33 matches over the course of the weekend. That stellar mark included a 21-1 ledger in singles play, in which the Bulldogs dropped only three sets.
- As NCT noted earlier, Andy Landers’s Lady Dogs came back from as many as 16 points down in the second half to register a 70-64 home win over the tenacious Gators. Despite shooting worse than 40 per cent from the field (27 of 68), Georgia used a 13-0 stretch run and second-half shooting of 50 per cent from beyond the arc (6 of 12) to make up the deficit. Florida outdueled the Athenians on the boards, winning the rebound battle 46-31, but the Red and Black recorded more steals (12-3) and blocks (6-2) to run their all-time record over the Sunshine State Saurians to 45-12, with a 24-3 ledger against the Gators in the Classic City.