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Monday April 9, 2007

First the good: Georgia’s #1-ranked men’s tennis team clinched the 24th regular season SEC title in program history over the weekend with a 5-2 win over #7 Ole Miss. The tennis Dawgs are a perfect 21-0 overall and 10-0 in the SEC with one conference match remaining against Tennessee. They’ll also get an interesting test this week as #4 Baylor comes to town on Thursday.

Now…is it too early to stick a fork in the Diamond Dawgs? By dropping two of three at Ole Miss, they are 4-8 in the SEC and 11-21 overall. Last year, they started SEC play 7-11 but recovered in dramatic fashion to roll through the end of the season into the College World Series. Saturday’s win at Ole Miss ended a six-game losing streak, but they started a new one with a big loss on Sunday. Is such a recovery possible this year? Not likely. There just isn’t any punch. Georgia has scored two or fewer runs in 40% of their games, and college baseball isn’t kind to low-scoring teams. If they are going to start to turn it around, it’s going to have to be on the road this weekend at Alabama. The Tide are just 5-7 themselves in the SEC.

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