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No. 14 Jackets Sweep Eagles, 7-0

THE FLATS – Gaining momentum in doubles action, No. 14 Georgia Tech swept Boston College, 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex to complete regular season action. Tech improved to 15-9 overall and 8-5 in Atlantic Coast Conference play with the victory.

DOUBLES – Finishing within minutes of each other, Georgia Tech clinched the doubles point with victories on courts one and three. Competing at the top spot, Tech’s No. 3-ranked doubles team of Kenya Jones and Victoria Flores wrapped up first, topping No. 89 Yufei Long and Kylie Wilcox, 6-2. The foes stood on serve at 2-all before the Jackets broke open the match and rattled off the next four games to pocket their 19th doubles win of the season. Mahak Jain and Carol Lee clinched the point from the three seed, defeating Regan Posorske and Maria Ross, 6-2. Pairing together for the first time in doubles, Jain and Lee came out with a quick break, leading 3-1, and held the momentum for a 6-2 triumph.

SINGLES – Tech got off to a solid start in singles play, winning the opening set on all six courts. Rosie Garcia Gross and Jain cruised on courts six and four, respectively, to hand Tech a 3-0 match lead. Garcia Gross dropped three games en route to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Marion Conklin on court six before Jain cushioned the lead from court four. Jain dominated Loren Haukova, surrendering only one game to pocket a 6-1, 6-0 decision.

Flores sealed the victory for the Yellow Jackets from the No.1 spot, downing Long in straight sets. The senior took control of the first set, opening a 3-1 lead and took the set, 6-1. Flores maintained control in the second set, pushing a 5-1 advantage. Long fought off match point to setup a 5-2 tally, but Flores captured the match, 6-2.

Within seconds, Dedaj setup a 5-0 tally, taking a victory on court five. After winning the first set, 6-2, over Posorske, Dedaj led 5-3 in the second. The Eagle fought off match point and won the next two games to know the set at 5-all before Dedaj finished the match, 7-5.

Ava Hrastar and Lee closed out singles play for the Jackets, completing the sweep from courts two and three, respectively. Hrastar rolled to a 6-1 first set over Marice Aguiar, but trailed 4-1 to the Eagle in the second set. Hrastar battled back to 4-4 and won the match in a tiebreak, 7-2. Lee concluded action, taking a 6-4, 6-2 decision over Ross on court three for the final 7-0 victory.

UP NEXT – The Yellow Jackets will head to the ACC Tennis Championships in Rome, Ga., April 21-25.

RESULTS
DOUBLES

1. No. 3 Kenya Jones/Victoria Flores (GT) def. No. 89 Yufei Long/Kylie Wilcox (BC) 6-2
2. Ava Hrastar/Monika Dedaj (GT) vs. Marice Aguiar/Loren Hauova (BC) 3-4, DNF
3. Mahak Jain/Carol Lee (GT) def. Reagan Posorske/Maria Ross (BC) 6-2
Order of finish: 1,3

SINGLES
1. No. 18 Victoria Flores (GT) def. Yufei Long (BC) 6-1, 6-2
2. Ava Hrastar (GT) def. Marice Aguiar (BC) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)
3. Carol Lee (GT) def. Maria Ross (BC) 6-4, 6-2
4. Mahak Jain (GT) def. Loren Haukova (BC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Monika Dedaj (GT) def. Reagan Posorske (BC) 6-2, 7-5
6. Rosie Garcia Gross (GT) def. Marion Conklin (BC) 6-2, 6-1
Order of finish: 6,4,1,5,2,3

 

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