Open mobile menu

No. 12 Clemson Tops No. 14 Georgia Tech, 5-2

Feb. 24, 2010

Box Score

ATLANTA – Sophomore Irina Falconi defeated the nation’s 18th-ranked player but the Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis team (6-3, 0-1 ACC) dropped its conference opener, 5-2, to Clemson (11-2, 1-0) Wednesday.

“Clemson played really well today,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “We had some opportunities but we just did not capitalize on all of them. We have a lot of tennis this week and I am looking forward to the rest of it.”

Tech opened the day dropping two of three doubles matches to fall behind Clemson, 1-0. The Yellow Jackets dropped doubles matches on court two and three though the Georgia Tech duo of Falconi and Sasha Krupina would capture an 8-6 upset win over No. 16 Josipa Bek and Ina Hadziselimovic at No. 1 doubles.

Falconi, the nation’s No. 1 player, would even the score at 1 apiece when she defeated 18th-ranked Bek, 6-3, 6-1, at the top singles position. This marked Falconi’s 19th singles win of the 2009-10 season and 14th over a ranked opponent.

The Tigers would storm back to take a 3-1 lead, as Hadziselimovic defeated Viet Ha Ngo, 7-6, 6-1, on court three and Keri Wong would upend Sasha Krupina is three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 6-0, at the No. 2 singles spot.

Clemson would clinch the victory behind Lauianne Henry’s 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles over freshman Elizabeth Kilborn.

Sophomore Hillary Davis would earn the Jackets other victory of the day at No. 6 singles.

The Yellow Jackets will take a two-match road trip this weekend when they travel to No. 7 Notre Dame Saturday and No. 2 Northwestern Sunday. The Yellow Jackets and Fighting Irish will play at 11 a.m., while the Wildcats match will begin at 1 p.m.

-RamblinWreck.com-

RELATED HEADLINES

April 18, 2019 Jackets Fall in ACC Tournament, 4-3, to Syracuse

Georgia Tech women’s tennis falls in ACC Tournament second round

Jackets Fall in ACC Tournament, 4-3, to Syracuse
April 17, 2019 No. 38 Jackets Open ACC Tournament Play Thursday

Georgia Tech women’s tennis faces ninth-seeded Syracuse at 2:30 p.m. Thursday

No. 38 Jackets Open ACC Tournament Play Thursday
Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets