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Dec. 20, 2014

FT. MYERS, Fla. – Yuval Safra paced the men, while Kira de Bruyn led the women’s effort as the Georgia Tech swimming & diving teams posted decisive victories over the University of Cincinnati on Saturday in Ft. Myers, Fla.

The men improved their dual-meet record to 7-3 with a 217-104 win over the Bearcats. The women upped their record to 6-7 with a 178-142 triumph. The Tech men won 13 of the 14 events, with the women taking 11 of the 14.

Women’s Highlights
Carly Sweeney, Efrat Rotsztejn, Kira de Bruyn, Chiara Ruiu won the 400 medley relay in 3:54.87
MaryKathryn Terry took the 1,000 free in 10:36.05
• de Bruyn’s strong effort continued with win in the 100 free (53.96) and the 400 IM (4:30.65)
Alex Rieger led a sweep of the top three places in the 200 back with her winning time of 2:04.78
Carly Sweeney claimed the 100 back as Tech took the top five spots in the event
Kate Brandus, Frederique Lefebvre and Jaclyn Rohal finish first, second and third in the 200 fly, and Brandus also won the 100 fly in a time of 59.05
• Rotsztejn (2:24.70) and Caroline Richards (2:27.93) were the top two finishers in the 200 breast
• Ruiu, Rotsztejn, de Bruyn and Erika Staskevicius teamed to win the 200 free relay in 1:38.87

Men’s Highlights
Brian Woodbury, Mark Sarman, Ben Southern, Andrew Kosic took the 400 medley relay in a time of 3:24.29
Yuval Safra had a big meet as the junior won the 1,000 free (9:22.11), the 200 back (1:49.09) and the 400 IM (4:01.71)
Noah Harasz won the 200 free in a time of 1:41.81, and also helped the 200 free relay to victory with Kosic, Chetcuti and Youssef Hammoud
• Kosic won the 100 back (50.46) and the 100 free (44.91)
• Hammoud was second to Kosic in the 100 free (46.06) and won the 50 free (21.54)
• Sarman, Ricky Lehner and Alex Kimpel went 1-2-3 in the 100 breast, and Sarman won the 100 fly in a time of 51.19
• Southern claimed the 200 fly (1:52.52), Kimpel took the 200 breast (2:07.33)

Up Next
Georgia Tech returns home for an intrasquad meet on January 9 (2 p.m.) and hosting Duke on January 17 on Senior Day at 11 a.m.

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