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Jackets Cruise Past Georgia Southern, 5-0

THE FLATS – The 11th-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team cruised past Georgia Southern in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Championships Friday afternoon, 5-0. The Yellow Jackets took the doubles point and four singles victories to improve to 19-10 overall and secure a spot in the second round.

DOUBLES – With victories on courts two and three, Tech took a 1-0 match lead winning the doubles point. Competing on court three, Monika Dedaj and Carol Lee dominated Elizabeth Goines and Sonja Kernen, not dropping a game for a 6-0 triumph. The doubles point was clinched from the two seed where Tech’s No. 16 duo of Ava Hrastar and Gia Cohen rattled off six straight games to clinch a 6-4 victory after falling behind 4-0 to Nadja Meier and Paula Boixader.

SINGLES – The Jackets collected four straight-set singles wins to secure the match beginning with a victory from Mahak Jain on court six. The freshman Jacket made quick work of Goines, collecting a 6-0, 6-0 decision. No. 5 Jones cushioned Tech’s lead from the No. 1 spot, downing Meier, 6-1, 6-4, to put the Jackets up, 3-0.

Finishing within seconds of each other, Hrastar and Cohen solidified the win for the Yellow Jackets. Hrastar clinched the match for Tech from the No. 4 seed, downing Mila Hartig, 6-3, 6-2, seconds before Cohen wrapped up on court three. Cohen upended Charlotte van Diemen, 6-3, 6-1, to account for the final 5-0 tally.

UP NEXT – Georgia Tech advanced to the NCAA Championships second round and will face North Florida on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.

RESULTS
DOUBLES

1. No. 3 Kenya Jones/Victoria Flores (GT) vs. Charlotte van Diemen/Sophie Wagemaker (GSU) 5-3, DNF
2. No. 16 Ava Hrastar/Gia Cohen (GT) def. Nadja Meier/Paula Boixader (GSU) 6-4
3. Monika Dedaj/Carol Lee (GT) def. Elizabeth Goines/Sonja Keranen (GSU) 6-0
Order of finish: 3,2

SINGLES
1. No. 5 Kenya Jones (GT) def. Nadja Meier (GSU) 6-1, 6-4
2. No. 13 Victoria Flores (GT) vs. Paula Boixader (GSU) 6-3, 4-3, DNF
3. Gia Cohen (GT) def. Charlotte van Diemen (GSU) 6-3, 6-1
4. No. 100 Ava Hrastar (GT) def. Mila Hartig (GSU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Carol Lee (GT) vs. Paula Hijos (GSU) 6-2, 3-2, DNF
6. Mahak Jain (GT) def. Elizabeth Goines (GSU) 6-0, 6-0
Order of finish: 6,1,4,3

 

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