Tuesday, May 23, 2006

UGA Men's Tennis Playing for National Championship Tonight

So the #1 ranked and now 30-0 Georgia Men's Tennis team came from behind to beat Baylor last night in the national semifinals 4-3, after rolling Notre Dame 4-0 in the round of 16 on Saturday and Virginia 4-0 in the quarterfinals on Sunday. They have now advanced to the national finals for the 11th time, and will be seeking their 5th national title (1985, 1987, 1999, 2001).

Georgia will face #2 Pepperdine tonight at 6.30 p.m. PST down at Stanford in Palo Alto. I am going to drive down after work and check it out. This is a rematch of the ITA National Team Indoor Tournament earlier this year in which Georgia defeated Pepperdine 4-0. Another undefeated national championship tonight would be nice. It would be Georgia's 12th national championship since 2000.

Georgia has had a wonderful year athletically, already winning seven conference championships and capturing the SEC All-Sports trophy (finally ending Florida's 14 year stranglehold on said title).

Additionally, in the next two weeks the #6 ranked women's golf team will compete at the NCAA National Championships, as will the #1 ranked men's golf team, who will attempt to defend their 2005 national title. Lastly, the #9 ranked baseball team is on fire (14-1 in their last 15 games) and ready to make a run at the SEC Tournament Championship and College World Series.

Go Dawgs!


OMAA said...

Ahhh....must be as good as winning the Carlyle Cup from the hated dookies.

By the way, you never seemed to mention that the NCAA reinstated the GT football wins.


Kanu said...

I saw that. Yes, GT is back up to 3 wins over Georgia in the last 15 years, with one being the result of two extremely dodgy late game calls (1998 - fumble + Quincy being ruled as not crossing the goal line one the 2 point conversion) and another being universally hailed as completely illegitimate (1999 - Jasper Sanks down).

I will give you full marks on 2000 though- I think Godsey is still running up and down Sanford Stadium right now.

Unfortunately for GT, that was all that got overturned, and all the cheating sanctions were upheld: http://goldentornado.blogspot.com/2006/05/and-final-word-is.html

And yes, there will be a wager if UGA & GT face each other in the Super Regionals again this year...

OMAA said...

I think I might take UGA in that game. Too many injuries at GT this year. They are playing a lot of young kids. Ah, what the heck, I'll still take em. Even after they were almost pounded at Turner Field, came back to tie and then lost. That is what makes it fun.

Wish I was on the west coast tonight. My beloved Gwinnett Gladiators are playing the Alaska Aces in game 1 of the Kelly cup championships tonight at 11:15 EST. Way too late for this old man.

Sorry to hear that the dogs lost yesterday. Still a fantastic run.

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