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February 16, 2009

Nice Weekend, Dawgs

It's been a struggle lately.  The end of football season left most of us feeling unsatisfied and two months of hapless basketball only made those feelings worse.  But, this past weekend should make you feel a little better.  Not only did the basketball team get a completely unexpected and inspiring win over the Gators, but Georgia's other teams performed well, too. 
The gymnastics team, men's tennis team, and women's tennis team all won and all remain undefeated.  The tennis teams both advanced to the ITA indoor national championship finals.  Jamie Hunt (left) upset Stanford's Bradley Klahn, a top 10 player, to lead the men.  The guys will play UVA at 1:00 PM today for the title.  The girls get #1 Northwestern at noon.  They upset #2 Cal to get to the finals.  You can follow the men's final here and the women's final here.  (Image:
The #20 softball team won the Red & Black Showcase by bludgeoning the hand-picked competition.  They didn't give up a run the entire weekend and scored at least 8 runs in every game.  We'll see if they can keep this up when real competition arrives.
Plus, a promising baseball season starts Friday, when Youngstown State visits Foley Field.  Maybe the weather is breaking for Georgia.  If this weekend is any indication, it should be an exciting spring.


Anonymous said...

The men's tennis is the real surprise here. They were left high and dry by a kid from Australia who changed his mind at the last second (literally) and decided to turn pro. They are having ot rely on some guys which they may not have been planning on pre-season, yet they have been coached up and are really stepping up big time. Will be a tough task today against VA, but regardless they are proving to be a tough out for anyone. They have such the championship mentality it is really remarkable.
The women's team should very well win the nat'l title this year. They were underrated at the beginning of the season at #6. They should breeze through conference play. Only real challenges are N'Western and a couple Pac 10 teams. They have already beaten those Pac 10 teams and have N'Western today. GA's squad is WAY young but loaded with talent up top and down low. Expect a big seaosn from them. Anything short of a nat'l title will be disappointing to them this year.

Anonymous said...

Great to see some tennis coverage. I know it's not everyone's favorite, but the matches are exciting for both the men's and women's. I would encourage everyone to make it out to at least one match this year to support our Dawgs!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone catch ESPN 2's coverage of the Tyson indoor track and field meet yesterday. It's the biggest and best indoor track meet in the US and in the final event it was great to see UGA's 4x400 team come from behind and win the whole thing by beating FLorida at the line. UF had the nations best 4x4 coming into the day. For anyone who doesn't know track, that event is always a source of pride for a team. it's the "man up" event of the day. It's been decades since we fielded a team talented enough to beat them in that event.

Anonymous said...

From what I hear we have a real badass freshman sprinter named Torrin Lawrence.I believe he has the world's fastest 400 indoor time this year. We have a couple of decent distance guys. Unfortunately doesn't look too promising in field events.

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