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Awards & Achievements, February 2019

February 14, 2019 05:21 PM

Southern players and organizations are constantly making their mark in the world of tennis. Here's a list of recent awards, achievements and news in February 2019.

UGA Women Take Indoor Title
The Georgia women claimed the top spot in dramatic fashion on Tuesday, as the Bulldogs defeated North Carolina, 4-3, in the closest of title matches to claim the ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship at the University of Washington in Seattle. Georgia is this week's women's No. 1 in the Tennis Channel/USTA College Tennis Top 25 Rankings, the first time the Bulldogs sit atop the poll in its three seasons.

Georgia sophomore Katarina Jokic clinched victory for the Dawgs, as each of the last two singles matches on went to third-set tiebreaks. After UNC junior Sara Daavettila (Williamston, Mich.) leveled the match at 3-all with a 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 victory over Marta Gonzalez, Jokic edged junior Makenna Jones (Greenville, S.C.), 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, to give Georgia its sixth national title in program history.