University of Georgia ladies get the NCAA Sweet 16!



by LORENZO CIOTTI

University of Georgia ladies get the NCAA Sweet 16!

The University of Georgia women's tennis team beat Florida State 4-0 Saturday night at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in the second round of the 2023 NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament. Now, the Bulldogs will face Oklahoma Sooners in the Round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, May 12 in Athens.

First service is set for 5pm. This marks the 35th time in 38 seasons that Georgia has advanced to the round of 16. Dasha Vidmanova and Mell Reasco picked up their first win of the day, outscoring Vic Allen and Ellie Schoppe 6-4, while fellow sophomores Guillermina Grant and Mai Nirundorn grabbed the doubles point with a 6-3 victory over Anna Arkadianou and Millie Bissett.

In singles, the Bulldogs won three games. No. 125 Kowalski defeated Alice Amendola 6-3, 6-1, on court five, this marked the graduate's 12th straight victory. It was followed by the No. Georgia head coach Jeff Wallace, said: "It's good to be in the Sweet 16, we have a big game coming up now.

I think Florida State played great against us. Doubles was a lot of fun, I really like it the way our teams are doing in the doubles field right now. One had probably their best game of the year, and three led probably the whole way, and two ended up taking it.

I liked it the fact that we were way ahead of the two, they came back and had a great game, but we didn't panic. I thought Anastasiia really picked up when we needed her to go into that second set with that third point. And then Mel wins the first set, goes down 4-1 in the second but finds a way to come back and fights to the end for four points.

It was a great game for us, Florida State had a great year, so congrats to them, and now we're excited for the Sweet 16, who get to play here in Athens next week. I hope we get a lot of fans here."

Doubles Results

1.

Dasha Vidmanova/Mell Reasco (Georgia) def. Vic Allen/Elle Schoppe (FSU), 6-4
2. #25 Guillermina Grant/Mai Nirundorn (Georgia) def. #55 Anna Arkadianou/Millie Bissett (FSU), 6-3
3. Meg Kowalski/Lea Ma (Georgia) vs. Kianah Motosono/Olympe Lancelot (FSU), 5-4, unfinished

Singles Results

1.#3 Lea Ma (Georgia) vs.

#90 Vic Allen (FSU), 6-2, 1-6, 1-2, unfinished
2. #4 Dasha Vidmanova (Georgia) vs. #64 Anna Arkadianou (FSU), 5-7, 6-1, unfinished
3. #63 Mell Reasco (Georgia) def. #124 Ellie Schoppe (FSU), 6-4, 6-4
4. #81 Anastasia Lopata (Georgia) def.

Millie Bissett (FSU), 6-3, 6-3
5. #125 Meg Kowalski (Georgia) def. Alice Amendola (FSU), 6-3, 6-1
6. Gigi Grant (Georgia) vs. Kianah Motosono (FSU), 6-2, 6-5, unfinished

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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