Junior John Isner is the tournament's top seed and showed why as he cruised through his first match, downing Pedro Rodrigues of South Carolina in straight sets by a score of 6-1, 6-2. Senior captain Strahinja Bobusic is the No. 2 seed in the draw and dominated his match as well, taking out Dmitry Babenko, also of South Carolina, 6-0, 6-1. The next victory for Georgia came off the racquet of senior captain Antonio Ruiz as he ousted the No. 4 seed with surprising ease, downing Erling Tviet of Ole Miss, 6-3, 6-0. Junior Matic Omerzel made his way to the second round via a 6-2, 6-3 defeat of Nick Cromydas of Vanderbilt. Finally, in his much-anticipated collegiate debut, sophomore Luis Flores did not disappoint, topping Nestor Briceno of Florida by a score of 6-3, 6-4.
Junior Ricardo Gonzalez fought hard in defeat for the Dogs as he fell in a third-set tiebreak to Colt Gaston of LSU, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6. The other Georgia casualty was Josh Varela as he lost to Danny Bryan of LSU, 6-2, 6-2.
Second round singles play continues Saturday in Lexington.