The University of Georgia will host the first and second round of the NCAA tournament



by LORENZO CIOTTI

The University of Georgia will host the first and second round of the NCAA tournament

The University of Georgia men's and women's tennis teams will host first and second round games of the NCAA Tournament this weekend at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. The announcement came Monday night during the 2023 NCAA Selection Show.

The Georgia women's team welcomes Florida State, Illinois and Florida A&M. The action begins at 10 on Friday, with the matchup between FSU and Illinois. Georgia will play Florida A&M at 1:00 p.m. Friday. Men's action begins Saturday as NC State faces Oklahoma at 10:00 a.m.

before Georgia faces Florida Gulf Coast at 1:00 p.m. The women's second shift is at 4pm. Saturday, while the men's second leg will take place on Sunday at 1pm. Georgia women receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the 36th consecutive year with an all-time tournament record of 89-33.

The 2023 season marks the 12th consecutive year that the Bulldogs have earned a host position for the first and second rounds of the tournament. Georgia women have two NCAA titles (1994 and 2000), while a Bulldog has won the NCAA singles championship three times (Lisa Spain 1984, Angela Lettiere 1994, and Chelsey Gullickson 2010).

The Bulldog men are making their 39th consecutive and 44th overall NCAA appearance. Georgia men have won six NCAA National Championships (1985, 1987, 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008), while a Bulldog has won the NCAA Singles Championship four times (Mikael Pernfors in 1984 and 1985; Matias Boeker in 2001 and 2002) .

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.

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