March 28, 2010
ATLANTA – A day after coming up just short, Yellow Jacket sophomore Viet Ha Ngo clinched the match to help the 13th-ranked Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis team (10-7, 1-3 ACC) to a 4-3 win over No. 26 NC State (9-6, 1-4) Sunday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
Ngo, who suffered a hard fought three-set loss yesterday afternoon in the Jackets loss to Wake Forest, came through Sunday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Daria Petrovic on court four and helped Tech snap a two-match losing streak.
“I thought it was very fitting that Christina [Ngo] was able to clinch the match today after a great effort yesterday,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “NC State is a much improved team and program and I can see why they are approaching the top 25 in the rankings.”
The Yellow Jackets opened the day by taking the doubles point. No. 32 Irina Falconi and Sasha Krupina upended No. 42 Sandhya Nagaraj and Berkeley Brock, 8-5, at the top spot in the linup. Ngo and Elizabeth Kilborn would then clinch the point behind an 8-6 win on court two over Lenka Hojckova and Petrovic.
With the score tied at 1-1, Brock would give the Wolfpack the lead when she defeated Lynn Blau, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 3 singles.
Kilborn would tie the score with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Tana Illova on court five and the Yellow Jackets would regain the lead for good as No. 1 Falconi finished off No. 64 Nagaraj, 6-1, 7-5, at the top spot in the lineup.
The Yellow Jackets will continue the ACC portion of their schedule when they head north this week for matches at Boston College Thursday at 11 a.m. and Maryland Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.