Oct. 5, 2001
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team was nearly perfect on Friday, winning all but one match on the first day of the Lady Gamecock Classic in Columbia, S.C. The three-day tournament is being held at the Maxcy Gregg Tennis Center on the campus of the University of South Carolina.
The day got off to a strong start in singles play, as the Yellow Jackets did not lose any of their seven matches in singles competition on the day. In the “A” draw, junior Jaime Wong got things started with a win over Moreiia of College of Charleston in straight sets by a 6-4, 6-1 score. Wong will now face South Carolina’s Kenoyer in the flight semi-finals at 9:00 a.m., Saturday.
Senior Laura Ozolins and freshman Catherine Gunn, both of who earned straight-set victories, followed Wong in the “B” draw. Ozolins won her opening match in strong fashion, dropping only two games in the match, defeating Barnett of UNC Wilmington by a 6-0, 6-2 count. She will face Charletson’s Carmago on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., in the second round. Gunn was equally impressive as she dropped Peel of UNG Greensboro by a 6-3, 6-3 score. She will be matched up with Charleston’s Valkenhoff in the second round tomorrow morning.
Tech’s final two singles wins came in the “C” draw, as both junior Mason Miller and sophomore Kristen Roberson picked up a pair of wins on the opening day. Roberson opened things with a win over Louisville’s Torres and followed that with a straight-set win over Greensboro’s Evtzler by a 6-2, 6-2 score. She will face Wojdyto of South Carolina in the draw semis tomorrow morning. Miller was dominant in the opening round as she dropped Gibbons of UNC Wilmington by a 6-1, 6-0 score and followed that with a win over George of South Carolina by a 6-3, 6-4 count. She will be paired with the Gamecocks’ Brown in the semis on Saturday.
The Jackets went 1-1 in doubles play, as Ozolins and Gunn won their first-round match by an 8-2 score over Barnett and Bowles of Wilmington, the duo will face Magory and Camargo of Charleston on Saturday afternoon. Tech’s team of Wong and Roberson dropped a 6-8 decision to Moreiia and Valkenhoff of Charleston and will face Orellana and Peel of UNC-G on Saturday. The tournament will continue on Saturday and conclude on Sunday. Full tournament draws and results are available at www.uscsports.com.
Georgia Tech Singles Results Jamie Wong (GT) d. Moreiia (CC), 6-4, 6-1 Laura Ozolins (GT) d. K. Barnett (NCW), 6-0, 6-2 Catherine Gunn (GT) d. Peel (NCG), 6-3, 6-3 Kristen Roberson (GT) d. Torres (LOU) Kristen Roberson (GT) d. Evtzler (NCG), 6-2, 6-2 Mason Miller (GT) d. Gibbons (NCW), 6-1, 6-0 Mason Miller (GT) d. George (SC), 6-3, 6-4 Georgia Tech Doubles Results Moreiia/Valkenhoff (CC) d. Wong/Roberson (GT), 8-6 Ozolins/Gunn (GT) d. Barnett/Bowles (NCW), 8-2