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SEC Championship – Day Four Results

BY ANDRES FOCIL
SEC Championship – Day Four Results

SEC Tennis Championship

Fayetteville, Ark.

Day Four – April, 26

Championship Match

No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 10 Tennessee

No. 3 Georgia 4, No. 10 Tennessee 0

Third-ranked Georgia topped No. 10 Tennessee 4-0 to win the Southeastern Conference Women’s Tennis Championship at Arkansas on Sunday.

Georgia, the top seed in the tournament, recorded wins over Alabama, 4-1, and Florida, 4-2, to reach the final. The Bulldogs are now 23-2.

No. 12 Chelsey Gullickson clinched the match for Georgia with a 6-2, 6-3 win over No. 45 Caitlin Whoriskey at No. 1.

Tennessee’s Maria Sorbellow and Jennifer Meredith won 8-0 at No. 3 doubles to get the Volunteers off to a good start, but UG’s Yvette Hyndman and Monika Dancevic won at No. 2, 8-5, and Gullickson and Nadja Gilchrist won at No. 1, 8-4, to give the Bulldogs the doubles point and a 1-0 lead.

Georgia took a 3-0 lead when Cameron Ellis posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Sorbello at No. 6 and Dancevic defeated Meredith at No. 4, 6-4, 6-4.

Dancevic was named the SEC Tournament MVP.

Tennessee, the No. 3 seed which advanced with a 4-2 win over South Carolina and a 4-1 victory over Ole Miss, is 17-6.

No. 3 Georgia 4, No. 10 Tennessee 0

Doubles

No. 1 – Chelsey Gullickson/Nadja Gilchrist (UG) vs. Caitlin Whoriskey/Natalie Pluskota, 8-4

No. 2 – Yvette Hyndman/Monika Dancevic (UG) vs. Rosalia Alda/Sofia Zubor, 8-5

No. 3 – Maria Sorbello/Jennifer Meredith (Tenn) def. Naoko Ueshima/Cameron Ellis, 8-0

Order: 3,2,1*

Singles

No. 1 – Chelsey Gullickson (UG) def. Caitlin Whoriskey, 6-2, 6-3

No. 2 – Yvette Hyndman (UG) vs. Natalie Pluskota, dnf

No. 3 – Nadja Gilchrist (UG) vs. Sam Orlin, dnf

No. 4 – Monika Dancevic (UG) def. Jennifer Meredith, 6-4, 6-4

No. 5 – Naoko Ueshima (UG) vs. Rosalia Alda, dnf

No. 6 – Cameron Ellis (UG) def. Maria Sorbello, 6-0, 6-1

Order: 6,4,1*

QUOTES

Georgia Head Coach Jeff Wallace:

“I was really proud of my team. We came in here and we were focused all week. We came in here with a goal of winning the tournament to go with the regular season crown, and we got the job done. This was our third straight tournament title and we’re excited about that.”

Monika Dancevic (Tournament MVP):

“We came in here on a mission and we had these shirts made about winning three in a row, and we are excited to do just that. It’s really special for me as a senior that I’ve been able to be a part of three straight SEC Tournament titles.”

Tennessee Head Coach Mike Patrick:

This was a tough loss, but I’m proud of what our team has accomplished this week. We fought hard, but Georgia is an extremely talented team. Congratulations to them on a great match and just a terrific season so far.”



Sports Category : Tennis (W)