Jan. 24, 2010
AUBURN, Ala. – The 10th-ranked Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis team (2-0) cruised past No. 35 Auburn (1-1), 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the Yarborough Tennis Center.
The Yellow Jackets opened the day by taking two-of-three doubles matches to earn a 1-0 lead. Hillary Davis and Viet Ha Ngo, playing on court two, defeated Auburn’s Myrthe Molenveld and Daniela Vukadinovic, 8-1. The Jackets No. 1 tandem of Irina Falconi and Sasha Krupina clinched the point with an 8-1 victory of their own over Fani Chifchieva and Caroline Thornton.
Senior Amanda McDowell, playing in the No. 4 singles position, put the Jackets up 2-0 behind a 6-1, 6-0 win over Vukadinovic. No. 1 Irina Falconi pushed Tech’s lead to 3-0 when she finished off Chifchieva, 6-1, 6-1 at the top spot in the lineup.
Viet Ha Ngo clinched the match for the Jackets with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Thorton. It was the second straight match she has clinched for Tech.
The Yellow Jackets return home next weekend when they host the 2010 ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Jackets will face Arizona State Saturday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center in the first round at 2:30 p.m. Alabama and Kentucky will meet in the other first round match at 9 a.m.