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Ih»* Red and Black. Tuesda>. May I. 1979
Netters win two; await Vols
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The Georgia Bulldogs cleared
two more minor hurdles this
weekend in their quest for an
NCAA tournament bid. but
they still find themselves
confronting an even larger
roadblock in the form of the
Tennessee invades town this
Friday for what promises to be
a classic showdown for the
right to represent Region 3 in
the NCAA event to be held at
Georgia in late May.
The Bulldogs two weekend
wins over Florida and Georgia
Tech raised the team's record
to an impressive 23-1 and the
win over the Gators represent
ed the fifth key road victory
for Dan Magill's squad.
"This was the worst we’ve
ever beaten Florida down
there." said Magill in referring
to the Dogs' 7-2 triumph
"Usually when we go down
there, they play us a very close
Georgia clinched the match
in the singles phase of the
competition winning five of the
six matches. Senior captain
Wesley Cash was the only loser
as he bowed to Kevin Cook 6-2,
6-3 at the no. 1 slot.
"Wes is just not in top form,”
remarked Magill. "He hasn't
played in enough matches to
Bill Rogers. Paul Groth and
John Mangan all won their
contests in straight sets while
Brent Crymes at no. 3 singles
and Australian Peter Lloyd
were extended to three sets
before claiming victory.
The Bulldogs other two wins
came at the no.'s 1 and 3
doubles slots where Cash and
Rogers and Lloyd and Stephan
Maloney were winners. Cash
and Rogers went three sets in
subduing Cook and Chuck
Davis while the "Amazing
Aussies’ chalked up a straight
sets victory 6-4, 6-4.
Staff photo Sally Krnehnke
Rogers was winner against Florida and Tech
Against Georgia Tech, the
Bulldogs barely succeeded in
working up a sweat in posting
an easy 8-1 win over the
outmanned Yellow Jackets.
Crymnes, playing in the no. 1
singles slot in place of Cash,
roared past Peter Burrus 6-3.
6-3 in a match that typified
the easy time Georgia had in
disposing of Tech.
The Bulldogs only loss came
at no. 6 singles where Tommy
Marsh defaulted in the second
set due to a sprained ankle
after losing the first set 6-4 to
Bill Olsen, the only set Georgia
lost all da\.
Magill held Cash out of the
Tech match in order to allow
the Georgia captain to rest an
ailing shoulder that has
plagued him all season
Georgia now faces South
Alabama on Thursday at
Henry Feiid Stadium in a
tune-up match for the Tennes
see clash the following day.
Both matches are scheduled to
begin at 2 p.m and will be
played at the Coliseum in case
Lacrosse team defeats Tech
The stage was set. Georgia Tech was
undefeated, needing only a victory over
Georgia to finish up a perfect season and win a
Southeastern championship Georgia had
suffered early season losses but had won six of
their last seven games. Both teams wanted to
win desperately but the Bulldog lacrosse team
won the game 14-13 Sunday at the intramural
Two late goals by Ben Aycock sparked the
Georgia team, led by Terry Boudreau's five
goals and Wayne Collins’ three goals and three
assists. The win boosted their conference
record to five wins and two losses
Tech had come into the game undefeated in
the conference and Georgia's only thought was
to wreck the Yellow Jackets' record.
"They came in undefeated." goalie Dan
Mooney explained, "and we didn’t have a
chance of winning the conference but we
wanted to blemish their record and that was
exactly what we did. That and the fact it was
Tech we were playing was all we needed to
Goalie Todd Jarrell whose play in the second
half was described by many observers as
amazing and Aycock both received game balls.
Georgia outscored Tech 6-3 in their fourth
quarter rally. With the score 12-12 and less than
two minutes to go. Aycock beat his defender
and swept in from the left side to put Georgia
in the lead.
Then with just 24 seconds left in the game,
midfielder passed to Aycock and the little
attackman bounced the ball into the net to
clinch the game for the Bulldogs Tech then
scored to make the game 14-13 but it was
the classic case of too little, too late lor the
Outstanding defensive play from Robin
Shamburger and Fred Billings late in the game
keyed the winning goals.
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Women take state crown
with win over Southern
Georgia s women's tennis team captured
the AIAW State Championship this weekend,
breezing through Georgia State 8-1 in the
semi-finals, and Georgia Southern 9-0 in the
In the final match against Georgia
Southern, top seed Mary Lynne Smisson
started Georgia’s sweep with a 6-n. 6-2
victory over Susan Hunter, while no. 2 seed
Janet McClelland was disposing of
Southern’s Kim Moseley 6-2. 6-2.
Dana Grubbs topped Nancy Gray 6-1. 6-2
in the no. 3 slot. Sherri Byrd got by Claire
Kirby 7-5. 6-1. Nancy Gates defeated Betsy
Handwerk in the closest match of the day
7-6, 6-4. and Paula Westmoreland finished
Georgia's rout of the singles competition
with a 6-2. C-2 win over Betsy Beckman.
Georgia's lady netters continued their
domination in doubles play, as Smisson-
Byrd defeated Southern’s Moseley-Kirby 6-2.
• 4. McClelland Grubbs blitzed Hunter Hand
werk 6-1. 6-2. and Gates Westmoreland
closed the day with a 6-2. 6-2 decision over
‘ We wanted to make believers out of
people and that’s what we did." said
women s tennis coach Greg McGarity. This
marks the second year in a row that
McGarity’s troops have won the state
The women netters were heavy favorites
to take the meet, and the Bulldog team lived
up to all expectations. "We played great
tennis." McGarity stated "We showed we
were the best team out there "
Georgia's women take the road Wednos
day for their last regular match of the
season against Auburn University
After testing their 18-13 record against the
Tigers, the Bulldogs head for the regionals
on May 10-13 for a shot at the national
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