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Jackets Blank Eagles to Advance

ROME, Ga. – As the sun set at the Rome Tennis Center Thursday night, Georgia Tech women’s tennis collected a 4-0 victory over Boston College to advance to quarterfinal action. The Yellow Jackets took the doubles point and three straight-set singles victories for the win.

Georgia Tech (14-9) dominated doubles play, racing out with leads on all three courts. Tech’s No. 5-ranked doubles pairing of Carol Lee and Kate Sharabura wrapped up first, reversing a 2-1 BC advantage by No. 35 Marice Aguiar and Laura Lopez into a 5-2 lead. The Jackets broke the Eagles to seal the win, 6-2.

The doubles point and early lead was clinched from the two spot where No. 44 Kylie Bilchev and Ava Hrastar took control of Sophia Edwards and Hailey Wilcox. Opening with a 4-2 lead, Hrastar served out the match for a 6-3 victory to clinch the early match lead.

Courts four and five finished within minutes of each other in singles action, giving the Yellow Jackets a 3-0 match lead. Gia Cohen added a point to the scoreboard first, downing Stephanie Sanchez, 6-3, 6-3, on court five. Cohen opened with a 4-3 advantage in the first set and took the final two games to gain a set advantage, but Sanchez grabbed a 3-1 lead in the second set. The Jacket rallied back to knot the set and seal the win, 6-3, 6-3.

Competing on the next court, Mahak Jain put Tech on the verge of victory, picking up a 6-0, 6-3 triumph over Natasha Irani. Without dropping a game in the first set, Jain took a 3-0 lead in the second before Irani battled back to knot it at 3-all. But the Jacket won the final three games to give Georgia Tech a 3-0 match lead.

Lee clinched the match from the top position to push the Jackets into the quarterfinals. Winning a tiebreak battle in the opening set, 7-6 (7-3) against Aguiar, Lee dominated the second set, 6-0.

Georgia Tech advances to the quarterfinals and will face No. 3-seed Miami on Friday at 6 p.m.


1. No. 5 Carol Lee/Kate Sharabura (GT) def. No. 35 Marice Aguiar/Laura Lopez (BC) 6-2
2. No. 44 Ava Hrastar/Kylie Bilchev (GT) def. Sophia Edwards/Hailey Wilcox (BC) 6-3
3. Gia Cohen/Ruth Marsh (GT) vs. Stephanie Sanchez/Plobrung Plipuech (BC) 4-4, DNF
Order of finish: 1,2

1. No. 30 Carol Lee (GT) def. Marice Aguiar (BC) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0
2. No. 81 Kylie Bilchev (GT) vs. Laura Lopez (BC) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0, DNF
3. Ava Hrastar (GT) vs. Plobrung Plipuech (BC) 4-6, 3-4, DNF
4. Mahak Jain (GT) def. Natasha Irani (BC) 6-0, 6-3
5. Gia Cohen (GT) def. Stephanie Sanchez (BC) 6-3, 6-3
6. Monika Dedaj (GT) vs. Sophia Edwards (BC) 5-7, 2-4, DNF
Order of finish: 5, 4, 1


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