Georgia Sweeps Kansas State In Tournament Play
ATHENS, Ga. Host Georgia didn't let anything get past them as the Bulldogs swept the Kansas State women's tennis team in singles and doubles play on the second day of the 2003 Bulldog Invitational held Saturday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
Georgia All-American Agata Cioroch, the nation's preseason top-ranked player, defeated junior Maria Rosenberg in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 1 singles. Teammate Evgenia Subbotina also won in two sets over sophomore Jessica Simosa, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 2, while Natalie Frazier dualed senior Paulina Castillejos in the longest match of the day at No. 3, winning 7-5, 6-2.
In doubles action, the preseason No. 5-ranked duo of Cioroch and Shadisha Robinson downed the Wildcat combination of Simosa and Rosenberg, 8-4.
Despite the afternoon tournament results versus UGA, the Wildcats would take two-of-three doubles matches against Georgia Southern. Senior Hayley McIver and Castillejos posted an 8-6 victory over GSU's Amy Pazahaniek and Krystal Sauvageau at the No. 1 spot, while Simosa and Rosenberg won 8-1 over Callie Ward and Kimberly Wollet at No. 2.
"We really like the format of this tournament (round-robin), because we will be a better team on Sunday than on Friday," Kansas State Head Coach Steve Bietau said. "Most of the competition has been very tough, but the players have handled the competition really well. We are looking for continued improvement and are learning from our mistakes. We hope to finish up strong tomorrow."
The Wildcats conclude round-robin tournament play tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. (EST) with singles and doubles play scheduled against Georgia Southern.
2003 Bulldog Invitational
SECOND DAY RESULTS
Kansas State vs. Georgia Southern