University of Georgia men beats Texas A&M, and today faces Kentucky in the SEC final!



by LORENZO CIOTTI

University of Georgia men beats Texas A&M, and today faces Kentucky in the SEC final!

The University of Georgia men's tennis team edged out Texas A&M, 4-0, in the semifinals of the SouthEastern Conference tournament, Saturday afternoon at the Yarbrough Tennis Center. Georgia advances to the Finals and will seek its 11th conference tournament title in program history against Kentucky today, at 4:30 p.m.

E.T. The Bulldogs previously defeated the Wildcats 5-2 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on March 31. The Bulldogs earned a second straight finish by earning the doubles point and taking straight sets in singles on courts one, four and five over the Aggies.

Redshirt freshman Ethan Quinn picked up the clinch for the team for the second straight game. Georgia coach Manny Diaz explained: "Texas A&M is a well-trained team, so we knew our work was cut out for us, but we did a great job today.

We played well when we needed to, and this team is continuing to improve in those difficult times. We had strong play from Miguel, Trent who was quite fit in his game, and Ethan who got us to number one. He keeps improving and has done an outstanding job for us this year." This marks the first time Georgia has reached the SEC Tournament Finals since winning the event in 2017.

The schedule's 10 titles are the most in the SEC since the tournament's inception in 1990, accounting for 31 percent of all champions. Georgia won the event in 1991, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2017.

Men's Singles

1.

#4 Ethan Quinn (UGA) def. #64 Raphael Perot (TAMU) 7-6(2), 6-3
2. #15 Philip Henning (UGA) vs. #125 Pierce Rollins (TAMU) 7-6(1), 4-4, unfinished
3. #119 Trent Bryde (UGA) vs. Guido Marson (TAMU) 7-6(7), 4-1, unfinished
4. #101 Blake Croyder (UGA) def.

#110 Trey Hilderbrand (TAMU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Miguel Perez Peña (UGA) def. Matthis Ross (TAMU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Teodor Giusca (UGA) vs. JC Roddick (TAMU) 6-4, 2-6, 1-1, unfinished

Men's Doubles

1. #7 Trent Bryde/Ethan Quinn (UGA) def.

#71 Pierce Rollins/Matthis Ross (TAMU) 6-2
2. Teodor Giusca/Philip Henning (UGA) vs. JC Roddick/Trey Hilderbrand (TAMU) 4-3, unfinished
3. Blake Croyder/Britton Johnston (UGA) def. Raphael Perot/Kenner Taylor (TAMU) 6-4

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia is a public university located in Athens, Georgia, United States.

Founded in 1785, it is the oldest and largest institution of major education in the state. The University of Georgia is part of the University System of Georgia. It is also a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

It is classified as a Research University/Very High Activity. On January 27, 1785, the Georgia General Assembly issued a document signed by Abraham Baldwin for the University of Georgia to be the first state university. Sixteen years later, in 1801, a committee of the university's board of trustees selected a site on a hill below Cedar Shoals for the university to stand on.

On July 25, John Milledge, one of the trustees and later governor of Georgia, bought 1,000 square miles of land from Daniel Easley and donated it to the university. During the American Civil War, the university closed in October 1863 and reopened in January 1866.

In the summer of 1903, after a century of exclusively white male education, UGA opened to female education, but the girls were admitted to undergraduate courses only in 1918. In 1961, UGA was involved in part of the civil rights movement when Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes became the first two African American students to enter the University of Georgia.

The University of Georgia offers 140 graduate programs in a variety of disciplines. Featuring 13 libraries scattered across campuses, they contain 4.7 million volumes and one of the largest collections of maps in the American nation.

UGA Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries. The University of Georgia is organized into 18 schools and colleges and consists of 3 main campuses: the largest one is located in Athens while the other two are in Tifton and Griffin.

The University's sports teams are called the Georgia Bulldogs. A member of the Southeastern Conference, the Bulldogs have won 37 national championships and 130 conference titles. The Georgia Redcoat Marching Band is the official marching band of the University of Georgia. Photo Credits: University of Georgia webiste

University Of Georgia