Georgia took a 1-0 lead in the match by winning the doubles point for the 25th time this season. The 20th-ranked senior-captain duo of Strahinja Bobusic (Perth, Australia) and Colin Purcell (Louisville, Ky.) were first off the courts with an 8-4 win at the third position, defeating Stephen Bass and Santiago Montoya. After neither tandem in the No. 1 doubles match seemed able to earn a service break, Georgia's junior John Isner (Greensboro, N.C.) and senior captain Antonio Ruiz (Monterrey, Mexico) broke the Irish duo of Keckley and Eric Langenkamp, making the score 7-6, with Isner coming up to serve. Georgia went on to win the match 8-6, securing the doubles point. The match at No. 2 doubles was halted with Georgia's sophomore Luis Flores (Xalapa, Mexico) and junior Matic Omerzel (Kranj, Slovenia) leading Barry King and Sheeva Parbhu of Notre Dame, 8-7. Isner's doubles win was the 100th of his career.
In singles play, No. 2-ranked Isner extended Georgia's lead to 2-0 from the first position as he defeated 21st-ranked Bass, 6-2, 6-3, notching his 25th consecutive win. The lead became 3-0 as Ruiz defeated Brett Helgeson, 6-3, 6-1 at the third singles spot, setting Omerzel up for the clinch.
In the quarterfinal match on Sunday at 6 p.m. PST, Georgia will take on the winner of the match between eighth-seeded Virginia and ninth-seeded Miami, which was still in progress when Georgia's match ended.