No. 22 UK Edged By No. 7 Georgia in Roadtrip Opener
ATHENS, Ga. - The No. 22 Kentucky women’s tennis opened its two-match roadtrip with a 4-0 loss at No. 7 Georgia on Friday.
The Wildcats (11-6, 2-2 SEC) faced their third top-15 opponent in their last four matches, but were unable to hand the Bulldogs (11-4, 4-1 SEC) their second SEC loss of the season. Kentucky, with two ranked players and one doubles team ranked in the latest poll was facing a Georgia team that featured five singles players and two doubles teams in the rankings.
It was a tightly-contested doubles point to open the match. Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff and Kelsey Dieters were defeated 8-5 before Aldila Sutjiadi and Mami Adachi were edged 8-7 (7-3) by the No. 16 doubles team, Lauren Herring and Ellen Perez. While play was stopped, Nadia Ravita and Kirsten Lewis held a 6-5 lead over Georgia’s No. 20 Silvia Garcia and Kennedy Shaffer.
In singles competition, Adachi fell at No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-0 to No. 102 Garcia and Dieters lost, 6-1, 6-2 on court four to No. 58 Shaffer.
Georgia clinched the match at No. 2 singles as Sutjiadi fell to No. 56 Perez, 6-4, 6-3.
With the match completed, No. 85 Ravita held a 7-5, 0-3 lead at No. 1 singles over No. 11 Herring.
Kentucky concludes the weekend Sunday at Tennessee before the Wildcats are back home on Feb. 20 when they host Arkansas at 6 p.m. ET. UK concludes the weekend vs. Mizzou on Sunday at Noon ET.
#7 Georgia 4, #22 Kentucky 0
March 13, 2015
Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Courts, Athens, Ga.
Doubles (Order of Finish: 3, 1*):
1. #16 Lauren Herring/Ellen Perez (UGA) def. Aldila Sutjiadi/Mami Adachi (UK) 8-7 (7-3)
2. #20 Silvia Garcia/Kennedy Shaffer (UGA) vs. Nadia Ravita/Kirsten Lewis (UK) 5-6, unfinished
3. Hannah King/Laura Patterson (UGA) def. Edmee Morin- Kougoucheff/Kelsey Dieters (UK) 8-5
Singles (Order of Finish: 3, 4, 2*):
1. #11 Lauren Herring (UGA) vs. #85 Nadia Ravita (UK) 5-7, 3-0, unfinished
2. #56 Ellen Perez (UGA) def. Aldila Sutjiadi (UK) 6-4, 6-3
3. #102 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. #111 Mami Adachi (UK) 6-2, 6-0
4. #58 Kennedy Shaffer (UGA) def. Kelsey Dieters (UK) 6-1, 6-2
5. #55 Hannah King (UGA) vs. Kirsten Lewis (UK) 5-0, unfinished
6. Taylor Lederman (UK) vs. Caroline Brinson (UGA) no result
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