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Jackets Down No. 25 Syracuse, 6-1

THE FLATS – For the second time this weekend, Georgia Tech women’s tennis swept singles play to respond from dropping the doubles point, collecting a 6-1 victory over No. 25 Syracuse on Sunday. Tech’s second consecutive victory improved the Yellow Jackets to 9-6 overall and 4-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

DOUBLES
Syracuse took the doubles point in quick fashion, dropping only three games to pick up wins on courts two and three. The Orange grabbed a 6-1 decision on court three before clinching the doubles point from court two, 6-2, gaining the early 1-0 match lead.

SINGLES
Georgia Tech responded in singles play once again, grabbing all first sets and sweeping singles action to clinch the match. Carol Lee wrapped up first, taking a convincing win on court one over Zeynep Erman, 6-1, 6-2, to notch her 20th overall singles victory this season and improve to 11-2 at No. 1 in dual play. Kate Sharabura put the Yellow Jackets in the lead for the first time, taking a dominating 6-2, 6-1 victory over Ines Fonte on court six, putting Tech in front, 2-1.

Competing on court four, Alejandra Cruz gave Tech a 3-1 match lead when the Jacket downed Miyuka Kimoto, 6-3, 6-0. After standing on serve at 2-all in the first set, Cruz would win 10 of the next 11 games to pocket the match in straight-sets.

Kylie Bilchev clinched the match for the Yellow Jackets from court two, sealing the match at 4-1. Bilchev faced Viktor Kanapatsaya and dropped only three games to pocket a 6-2, 6-1 triumph and improve to 6-1 in ACC play.

With the match clinched, Georgia Tech extended its lead when Rosie Garcia Gross downed Shiori Ito, 6-3, 6-0, pushing her win streak to three-straight matches, and Mahak Jain concluded play on court three, winning the first set in a tiebreak, 7-6 (10-8), against Polina Kozyreva. Syracuse led 4-3 in the second set before she retired due to injury.

Georgia Tech pauses from conference play to welcome UCF to the Ken Byers Tennis Complex on Thursday, March 23. First serve is slated for 2 p.m.

RESULTS

DOUBLES
1. Kylie Bilchev/Alejandra Cruz (GT) vs. Zeynep Erman/Ines Fonte (SYR) 3-4, DNF
2. Shiori Ito/Viktoryia Kanapatskaya (SYR) def. Carol Lee/Kate Sharabura (GT) 6-2*
3. Miyuka Kimoto/Polina Kozyreva (SYR) def. Mahak Jain/Rosie Garcia Gross (GT) 6-1
Order of finish: 3,2*
*Clinched the doubles point

 

SINGLES
1. No. 8 Carol Lee (GT) def. No. 84 Zeynep Erman (SYR) 6-1, 6-2
2. No. 27 Kylie Bilchev (GT) def. Viktoryia Kanapatskaya (SYR) 6-2, 6-1
3. No. 99 Mahak Jain (GT) def. Polina Kozyreva (SYR) 7-6 (10-8), 3-4, wr
4. Alejandra Cruz (GT) def. Miyuka Kimoto (SYR) 6-3, 6-0
5. Rosie Garcia Gross (GT) def. Shiori Ito (SYR) 6-3, 6-0
6. Kate Sharabura (GT) def. Ines Fonte (SYR) 6-2, 6-1
Order of finish: 1,6,4,2^,5,3
^Clinched the overall match

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