April 5, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 1 ranked North Carolina at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday afternoon.
The loss drops the Yellow Jackets, ranked No. 27, to 9-7 overall and 3-3 in the ACC while the Tar Heels improve to 18-2 overall and 4-1 in the conference.
The Tar Heels took the early lead by winning the doubles point. Gina Saurez-Malaguti and Tessa Lyons downed Tech’s Jasmine Minor and Natasha Prokhnevska 8-1 on court three. UNC clinched the point when Zoe De Bruycker and Ashley Dai downed Elizabeth Kilborn and Muriel Wacker 8-5 on court two.
North Carolina extended its lead to 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-2 win by 33rd-ranked Caroline Price over Megan Kurey on court four and a 6-1, 6-2 win by ninth-ranked Saurez-Malaguti over 89th-ranked Elizabeth Kilborn on court one.
The Tar Heels clinched the team victory with a 6-2, 6-4 win by 25th-ranked Whitney Kay over Tech’s Natasha Prokhnevska on court three.
The Yellow Jackets will take on the No. 6 ranked Duke Blue Devils at 12 p.m. tomorrow in Durham, N.C.
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Georgia Tech vs North Carolina
Apr 05, 2013 at Chapel Hill, N.C.
(Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
#1 North Carolina 4, #27 Georgia Tech 0
1. #9 Gina Suarez-Malaguti (NC) def. #89 Elizabeth Kilborn (GT) 6-1, 6-2
2. #43 Zoe De Bruycker (NC) vs. Kendal Woodard (GT) 6-2, 2-6, unfinished
3. #25 Whitney Kay (NC) def. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) 6-2, 6-4
4. #33 Caroline Price (NC) def. Megan Kurey (GT) 6-2, 6-2
5. Lauren McHale (NC) vs. Muriel Wacker (GT) 4-6, 2-3, unfinished
6. Tessa Lyons (NC) vs. Jasmine Minor (GT) 4-6, 5-2, unfinished
1. #42 Caroline Price/Whitney Kay (NC) vs. #67 Megan Kurey/Kendal Woodard (GT) 8-7, unfinished
2. Zoe De Bruycker/Ashley Dai (NC) def. Elizabeth Kilborn/Muriel Wacker (GT) 8-5
3. Gina Suarez-Malaguti/Tessa Lyons (NC) def. Jasmine Minor/Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) 8-1
Georgia Tech 9-7, 3-3 ACC; National ranking #27
North Carolina 18-2, 4-1 ACC; National ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (4,1,3)