Sunday, April 12, 2009

Women's Tennis Wins SEC

Women's Tennis

The second-ranked Georgia women’s tennis team clinched the 2009 Southeastern Conference title with a 5-2 win over 23rd-ranked Kentucky today at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

The Dawgs (19-2) notched their eighth conference crown in school history, improving to 9-1 in the SEC this year. They finish the regular season at 13th-ranked Tennessee (15-4, 8-2 SEC) Saturday.

The SEC champion is determined by conference winning percentage in the 11 league matches. With a victory over the Volunteers, Georgia would win the title outright and claim the top seed for the SEC Tournament. Georgia now has won the SEC title in 1983, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2009.

The Dawgs will enter the SEC Tournament as the two-time defending champions as well.


Joey Lewis’ solo home run in the ninth inning lifted No. 5 Georgia to a 5-4 win and a series sweep of Kentucky today at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

Rich Poythress homered in the fifth inning, his 16th of the year and moved into seventh all-time at Georgia with his 34th career home run and is now tied for seventh on UGA’s career RBI list with 159.

The Dawgs (29-6, 11-4 SEC) earned their third SEC sweep and hold a half-game lead over Arkansas for first place in the league at the midpoint of the conference season. Georgia plays host to Arkansas next weekend at Foley Field.

Men's Tennis

Fifth-ranked Georgia surged past 14th-ranked Kentucky 6-1 today at the Boone Tennis Complex, sweeping all six singles matches including the final four in three sets and clinched at least a share of the SEC Eastern Division title and a first round bye at the SEC Tournament in two weeks.

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