Georgia sports round-up: Manny Diaz becomes winningest tennis coach in SEC history
Dan Magill was the winningest men’s tennis coach in SEC history. He racked up 706 wins in his time as Georgia’s tennis coach. He has the tennis facility in Athens named after him.
Now imagine what Manny Diaz is going to get after he decides to retire, now that he has passed Magill as the winningest coach in SEC history. Diaz picked up his 707th win as the Bulldogs head coach on Sunday with a 4-0 win over No. 3 Ohio State.
It was a great cap to a strong week for the Bulldogs, who beat No. 10 Tennessee on Friday.
“We knew both matches this weekend would be tough, but we didn’t see ourselves as underdogs in any way,” Diaz said. “We knew it would be tough, but we were tough enough to make it through both matches. Hats off to our guys for a great team effort.
“The atmosphere we had out here was unique. This is why kids want to come play at Georgia. Yes, there’s great tradition but, more than anything, [Georgia has] the best fans in the nation.”
— Manny Diaz (@CoachMannyDiaz) March 1, 2020
Georgia secured the doubles point to start off the match against Ohio State. The Bulldogs then picked up wins on courts 1, 2 and 5 to secure the victory.
The Bulldogs have now won four straight matches and are 7-2 on the season. Georgia is 5-0 at home this season and hosts Ole Miss and Mississippi State this weekend.
Georgia baseball sits at No. 4 in both polls after sweeping Georgia Tech
Just like in football and basketball, the Georgia baseball team showed it was better than in-state rival Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs won all three contests this weekend including a 9-3 victory at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Ga.
“We played really well and that’s a good top 20 baseball team we just swept,” Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin said. “The past two days, that’s the best we’ve played all year.”
The Bulldogs have two more games against an in-state foe this week as Georgia plays Georgia Southern on Tuesday and Wednesday before hosting UMass this weekend. Georgia opens SEC play on March 13 when they visit the No. 1 ranked Florida Gators for a three-game series.
Georgia women’s basketball earns No. 9 seed in SEC Tournament
The Georgia women’s hoops team concluded its regular season with a win over rival Florida on Sunday, moving their record to 16-13 and 7-9 in SEC play on the season.
The win pushed Georgia into the No. 9 seed for the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament which will begin on Wednesday in Greenville, S.C. The Lady Bulldogs will start action on Thursday against Alabama, the No. 8 seed in the tournament. The game is set for noon ET.
Georgia beat Alabama 76-75 in its only regular-season meeting against the Crimson Tide. If Georgia beats Alabama, the Bulldogs would take on No. 1 seed South Carolina on Friday.
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