ATHENS, Ga. -- Less than 12 hours after the crowning of both team champions, 128 men’s and women’s tennis players began their quests for individual glory. The dynamic nature of college tennis was on display from the very first serve in Athens as the day featured an abundance of upsets throughout the draw.
From a local perspective, Georgia finished the day with a winning percentage as three of five players from the hosts advanced to the second round of the championships. Silvia Garcia got the ball rolling for the Bulldogs as she moved forwards with a 6-2, 6-2 victory against Belina Niu. Lauren Herring capped the Bulldogs good fortune for the day, the No.6 seeded Herring topped Klara Vyskocilova 6-1, 6-2.