No. 46 Kentucky Women's Tennis Loses 7-0 at No. 5 Georgia

March 24, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s tennis team lost 7-0 on Sunday at No. 5 Georgia, Kentucky’s second loss to a top-30 opponent this weekend.

The Wildcats lost the doubles point to enter singles play down 1-0. The No. 3 ranked doubles pair Kate Fuller and Silvia Garcia defeated Kentucky’s Jessica Stiles and Caitlin McGraw 8-0 on court one.

The doubles point was clinched on court two as Georgia’s Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase took the court 8-2 from Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff and Cece Witten. The doubles match on court three was abandoned at the decision of the doubles point.

In singles play, court four was the first match to wrap up, as freshman Kirsten Lewis lost to No. 120 Kate Fuller 6-2, 6-0. The Bulldogs went up 3-0 after No. 7 Lauren Herring defeated No. 38 Nadia Ravita 6-3, 6-3. The loss was just Ravita’s third loss of the year and second in Southeastern Conference play. The freshman had won six consecutive singles matches before Sunday.

Georgia clinched the win with a singles win on court three as No. 77 Silvia Garcia from Georgia defeated Morin-Kougoucheff 7-5, 6-0.

Play continued past decision.

Senior Jessica Stiles took court two into three sets, eventually falling to No. 17 Maho Kowase 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.

The Wildcats would also drop courts five and six to eventually lose the match 7-0. Sophomore Stephanie Fox went down 6-0, 6-4 on six, just her fifth loss of the spring. Caitlin McGraw lost 7-6, 6-1 in the No. 5 singles position.

Kentucky will return to action next weekend, traveling to Alabama to face the Crimson Tide on Friday at 4 p.m. before heading to Auburn on Sunday to face the Tigers at noon.

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#5 Georgia 7, #46 Kentucky 0

Singles competition
1. #7 Lauren Herring (UGA) def. #38 Nadia Ravita (UK) 6-3, 6-3
2. #17 Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Jessica Stiles (UK) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
3. #77 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff (UK) 7-5, 6-0
4. #120 Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Kirsten Lewis (UK) 6-2, 6-0
5. Mia King (UGA) def. Caitlin McGraw (UK) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
6. Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Stephanie Fox (UK) 6-0, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. #3 Kate Fuller/Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Jessica Stiles/Caitlin McGraw (UK) 8-0
2. Lauren Herring/Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff/CeCe Witten (UK) 8-2
3. Makenzie Craft/Lilly Kimbell (UGA) vs. Nadia Ravita/Khristina Blajkevitch (UK) 6-1, unfinished

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (4,1,3,2,6,5)
Georgia 13-2 (6-1); Kentucky 12-7 (3-5)
Match played indoors due to rain.