University of Georgia had a great Tuesday at the NCAA Women's Singles Championship
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 623
University of Georgia had a very positive Tuesday at the NCAA Women's Singles Championship, at the USTA National Campus. The day began with No. 4 seed Dasha Vidmanova competing against No. 51 Julia Fliegner of Michigan. She put in a dominant performance, outscoring Fliegner in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.
Vidmanova, with a 33-6 overall record and 17 ranked wins, will face USC's Maddy Sieg on Wednesday, May 24, in the round of 16. In the mid-morning game, No. 63 Mell Reasco faced No. 29 Alexandra Yepifanova of Stanford. Though she jumped out to lead 5-1 in the first set, Reasco was defeated by Yepifanova 7-6(3), 6-3.
Reasco's sophomore campaign capped off with a 24-7 overall record and eight ranked wins. In the afternoon, No. 3 seed Ma competed against No. 38 Anika Yarlagadda of North Carolina. After losing a closely contested first set 7-6, Ma won the second set 6-1.
The senior would go on to win the game 6-7, 6-1, 7-5. But with a 32-7 overall record and 16 ranked wins, she will face the winner of the game between Savannah Broadus (Pepperdine) and Angelica Blake (Stanford) in the round of 16 today.
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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