Georgia women's tennis completed three days of competition with a full day of double play at the Michigan Invitational in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Bulldogs finished the weekend with four doubles wins between tournaments against Ohio State and Michigan.
The Bulldogs dominated in the afternoon game against the Wolverines, winning three of four games.
The No. 58 pair of Aysegul Mert and Dasha Vidmanova started the match strong and maintained that momentum, ultimately upsetting the University of Michigan's No. 8 pair of Kari Miller and Jaydan Brown 6-1. led to. Mart and Vidmanova added wins to their previous successful singles and doubles matches earlier in the weekend.
The No. 15 pair of Guillermina Grant and Mai Nirndoorn posted a solid 6-1 victory over Michigan State's Julia Fleigner and Lily Jones as the Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead. The winning streak continued. This was the duo's second doubles win at the invitational after Friday's doubles win against Georgia Tech.
Anastasia Lopata and Hayley Gaudette sealed the victory for Georgia despite a tough battle from the Wolverines' pair of Gala Mesokoritu and Bayley Sheinin. The Bulldog tandem had a back-and-forth battle with the Wolverines, tying the game 5-5 before winning their second straight game and winning 7-5.
In contrast to Michigan, Georgia struggled in the competition against Ohio State, winning only one of their four morning games.
One win this morning came from the new but powerful pair of Aleksandra Becic and Mel Reasco, who dominated the Ohio State duo of Sidney Ratliff and Shelley Berezniak, 6-3. Reasco added to his strong performance in the first two days of the tournament with a win in Saturday's match in ranked singles.
The No. 15 tandem of Nirndoorn and Grant and the pairing of Gaudette and Lopata fought hard but fell short, losing 7-5 to Ohio State in their respective games.
Georgia State will play its first two-game away series of the season against No. 1 North Carolina on Sunday, January 21st at 1 p.m. in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This will be the first time the two teams have met since UNC defeated Georgia in the 2023 NCAA Tournament semifinals.