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Blau Leads Georgia Tech Past Virginia Tech, 4-1

April 22, 2010

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CARY, N.C. – Sophomore Lynn Blau clinched the match with a straight-set victory to lead the No. 7-seeded Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis team (15-9) to a 4-1 win over 10th-seeded Virginia Tech (10-13) Thursday afternoon in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the Cary (N.C.) Tennis Center.

“I am happy to get a win today over Virginia Tech. We did what we needed to do to advance. I look forward to the opportunity to play Miami tomorrow.

Georgia Tech captured the doubles point with some energetic play to take a 1-0 lead on the Hokies. The No. 3 doubles tandem of Viet Ha Ngo and Elizabeth Kilborn catapulted the Jackets with an 8-2 victory over Martha Blakely and Shannon Betts. The No. 2 team of Hillary Davis and Blau came back from an early 5-1 deficit but ultimately fell to Yasmin Hamza and Courtney Rauscher, 8-6. No. 21 Sasha Krupina and Irina Falconi, playing at No. 1 doubles, clinched the doubles point for the Jackets with a decisive 8-5 victory over Emily Lauuten and Holly Johnson.

Kilborn, a freshman from Marietta, Ga., had a stellar tournament debut. She put the Jackets up 1-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Rauscher on court five.

Falconi, the nation’s top-ranked player, extended her win streak to 17 straight matches and gave Tech a commanding 3-0 advantage when she upended Hamza, 6-2, 6-2, on court one. Earlier in the day, Falconi was named the 2010 ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year.

Virginia Tech answered to bring the score to 3-1 when Johnson finished off Davis, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 6 singles.

Blau finished off the win with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Lauten on court five.

The Yellow Jackets move on at the ACC Tournament and will play second-seeded Miami Friday at noon. Live stats will be available at ramblinwreck.com.

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