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Jackets Blank Hokies, 7-0

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s tennis cruised to a 7-0 victory over Virginia Tech on Friday afternoon at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex to open the final homestand of the regular season. The win pushed the Yellow Jackets to 13-8 overall and 8-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

DOUBLES
Georgia Tech grabbed a 1-0 match lead, winning a competitive doubles point with victories on the top two courts. The Hokies took the early advantage, cruising to a 6-2 decision on court three, but the Yellow Jackets responded on court two. Georgia Tech’s No. 34-ranked doubles team of Kylie Bilchev and Ava Hrastar went up a break at 4-3 over Katie Andreini and Annie Clark, and Bilchev held serve in the next game for a 5-3 advantage. The Jackets closed out the victory, 6-4, to leave the doubles point decision on court one.

Court one saw a battle between GT’s No. 5 Carol Lee and Kate Sharabura and VT’s Rita Pinto and Elizabet Danailova. The opponents traded games en route to setting up a 6-all standstill. The Hokies took an early 2-0 lead in the tiebreak, but the Jackets battled back. Both teams fought off a match point before Lee and Sharabura earned an 8-7 lead. Lee served out the winner, solidifying the 9-7 tiebreak victory, and 1-0 match lead.

SINGLES

The Yellow Jackets quickly took a 3-0 lead, winning a pair of straight-set singles victories on courts one and four. At the top court, Lee blanked Tamara Barad Itzaki in the first set, 6-0, and grabbed a 3-0 lead to open the second set. Lee pocketed the victory in the second, 6-2. Mahak Jain cushioned GT’s lead from court four, taking a straight-set decision over Erika Cheng. Knotted at 2-all in the first set, Jain took the next four games to claim the opener, 6-2. She rushed out with a 3-0 lead in the second and never looked back, winning, 6-2, to setup a 3-0 match lead for the Jackets.

Rosie Garcia Gross clinched the victory from court six, winning a battle against Charlotte Cartledge. Tied at 4-4 in the first set, the opponents forced a tiebreak for the set advantage. Garcia Gross provided victorious, 8-6, and went up 4-1 in the second set. The junior Yellow Jacket sealed the win, 6-2, for a 4-0 match score.

Seconds later Gia Cohen wrapped up on court five, taking a three-set decision over Semra Aksu. After trading the first two sets, Cohen and Aksu stood knotted at 4-all in the third set. Cohen captured the next two games to pocket the match, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

Hrastar extended Georgia Tech’s lead from court three where the Jacket upended Dariya Radulova in straight-sets. Hrastar gained momentum in the early going and took the opening set, 6-4. Radulova would battle in the second set, remaining on serve at 4-all. Hrastar took a 6-5 lead and claimed the match at 7-5 to setup a 6-0 Georgia Tech match lead.

In the last remaining singles match of the night, Bilchev dropped the first set against Danailova, 7-5, despite opening with a 5-2 lead. But the freshman Jacket battled in the second set, evening the match with a 7-5 triumph to force a super tiebreak. Bilchev took a 6-4 lead in the tiebreak, and held for the 10-5 victory to complete the sweep.

UP NEXT
Georgia Tech closes out the regular season on Sunday, welcoming No. 8 Virginia to the Ken Byers Tennis Complex. Senior Gia Cohen will be recognized prior to first serve, which will be held at noon.

RESULTS
DOUBLES

1. No. 5 Carol Lee/Kate Sharabura (GT) def. Elizabet Danailova/Rita Pinto (VT) 7-6 (9-7)
2. No. 34 Ava Hrastar/Kylie Bilchev (GT) def. Katie Andreini/Annie Clark (VT) 6-4
3. Erika Cheng/Sabina Richtrova (VT) def. Gia Cohen/Ruth Marsh (GT) 6-2
Order of finish: 3,2,1

SINGLES
1. No. 32 Carol Lee (GT) def. Tamara Barad Itzhaki (VT) 6-0, 6-2
2. No. 79 Kylie Bilchev (GT) def. Elizabet Danailova (VT) 5-7, 7-5, 10-5
3. Ava Hrastar (GT) def.  Dariya Radulova (VT) 6-4, 7-5
4. Mahak Jain (GT) def. Erika Cheng (VT) 6-2, 6-2
5. Gia Cohen (GT) def. Semra Aksu (VT) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
6. Rosie Garcia Gross (GT) def. Charlotte Cartledge (VT) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
Order of finish: 1,4,6,5,3,2

 

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