Open mobile menu

No. 15 Jackets Top No. 46 Notre Dame, 4-3

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – No. 15 Georgia Tech erased a 2-0 deficit and won four singles victories in South Bend to upend No. 46 Notre Dame, 4-3, Sunday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets collected a straight set win from Carol Lee and a trio of three-set victories to improve to 14-9 overall and 7-5 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

DOUBLES – Notre Dame (11-12, 5-9 ACC) took the early advantage in doubles, capturing a 6-4 decision on court two, but Tech’s No. 1-ranked doubles team of Kenya Jones and Victoria Flores collected a win at the top spot to level the doubles field. After falling behind an early break to Cameron Corse and Page Freeman, 2-0, the Jackets rattled off the next three games to take a 3-2 lead. Flores and Jones extended their lead to 6-5 and pocketed the match, 7-5, leaving the doubles point to be decided on court three where Carol Lee and Monika Dedaj faced Julia Andreach and Yashna Yellayi. It was a tight battle on court three as the foes were on serve at 5-all before the Fighting Irish won the next two games to edge the Jackets, 7-5, and take the doubles point for the 1-0 match lead.

SINGLES: Georgia Tech fell into a 2-0 deficit quickly in singles action after Ally Bojczuk defeated Gia Cohen on court three, 6-3, 6-1, but the Yellow Jackets took the next three matches to erase the deficit and gain the lead, 3-2. Lee put the Yellow Jackets on the scoreboard with a victory on court four. On serve at 3-3 in the opening set against Julia Lilien, Lee captured the first set, 6-4, and cruised in the second set, 6-2, to setup a 2-1 match.

Flores knotted the match at 2-all, wining on court two. Competing against No. 78 Freeman, Flores rebounded from dropping the first set, 6-2, to cruise in the second, 6-3, and force a deciding set. Flores and Freeman were on serve at 4-all in the final set before the Jacket took a 5-4 edge. Freeman held off match point to move to 5-5, but Flores won the next two games to take the set, 7-5.

Minutes later, Jones handed Tech its first lead of the match, topping Corse at the top singles spot. Jones rolled in the first set, 6-1, but Corse battled in the second set to force a tiebreak. The Jacket held two match points in the tiebreaker, but Corse pulled out the 10-8 victory to force a third set. Jones raced out with a 3-0 lead and never looked back, taking the set, 6-1, to put the Jackets up 3-2.

Mahak Jain clinched the match for the Yellow Jackets from the five spot. After dropping a hard-fought opening set in a tiebreak, Jain took a 5-4 lead over Andreach in the second set and split sets, pocketing the second, 6-4. Jain gained momentum quickly in the third set, winning an early break and rolled to a 6-1 triumph, clinching the match at 4-2 for the Jackets.

Notre Dame concluded singles play winning on court six, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2, for the final 4-3 score.

UP NEXT – The Yellow Jackets are slated to have a bye weekend before heading to the ACC Tennis Championships in Rome, Ga., April 21-25.

RESULTS
DOUBLES

1. No. 1 Kenya Jones/Victoria Flores (GT) def. No. 17 Cameron Corse/Page Freeman (ND) 7-5
2. No. 15 Ally Bojczuk/Julia Lilien (ND) def. No. 18 Ava Hrastar/Gia Cohen (GT) 6-4
3. Julia Andreach/Yashna Yellayi (ND) def. Carol Lee/Monika Dedaj (GT) 7-5
Order of finish: 2,1,3

SINGLES
1. No. 2 Kenya Jones (GT) def. Cameron Corse (ND) 6-1, 6-7 (8-10), 6-1
2. No. 13 Victoria Flores (GT) def. No. 78 Page Freeman (ND) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
3. Ally Bojczuk (ND) def. No. 99 Gia Cohen (GT) 6-3, 6-1
4. Carol Lee (GT) def. Julia Lilien (ND) 6-4, 6-2
5. Mahak Jain (GT) def. Julia Andreach (ND) 6-7, 6-4, 6-1
6. Yashna Yellayi (ND) def. Rosie Garcia Gross (GT) 7-6, 3-6, 6-2
Order of finish: 3,4,2,1,5,6

 

Alexander-Tharpe Fund

The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the Support The Swarm Fund, which helps Georgia Tech athletics offset the significant financial challenges associated with Covid-19, and the Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes. To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.   

For the latest information on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, follow us on Twitter (@GT_WTEN), Instagram (GT_WTEN), Facebook (Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis) or visit us at www.ramblinwreck.com

RELATED HEADLINES

Women's Tennis No. 22 Women’s Tennis Blanks Clemson, 4-0

Women’s tennis cruises to fourth-straight win

No. 22 Women’s Tennis Blanks Clemson, 4-0
Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Readies for Clemson on Friday

Yellow Jackets play Tigers at 4 p.m. in lone match this weekend

Women’s Tennis Readies for Clemson on Friday
Women's Tennis No. 20 Jackets Dominate Louisville, 7-0

Women’s tennis downs Cardinals for second win this weekend

No. 20 Jackets Dominate Louisville, 7-0
Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Legends Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets