No. 4 Tech Women Drop 5-2 Decision to No. 7 Baylor

March 1, 2009

Complete Results

ATLANTA – Noelle Hickey earned wins in singles and doubles but the fourth-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to No. 7 Baylor (5-3) Sunday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

“Overall, we are a little disappointed with the loss today,” head coach Bryan Shelton. “As a team and a program, we need to step up and do a better job. Everyone needs to take responsibility.”

Baylor opened the day by taking two of three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead on the Yellow Jackets. Tech’s 17th-ranked duo of Hickey and Christy Striplin upended the seventh-ranked Lenka Broosova and Csilla Borsanyi 8-6 in the second flight for the Jackets lone doubles win.

No. 13 Irina Falconi pushed the score even with a 6-1, 6-0 win over No. 26 Taylor Ormond in the top singles position. The Bears took the lead once again behind a 6-4, 6-4 victory by No. 75 Broosova over No. 10 Amanda McDowell at No. 2 singles.

Hickey, the 77th-ranked player, needed three sets but finished off No. 54 Borsanyi, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2, to pull the team’s even for a second time.

Baylor proved to be too much for the Jackets, picking up a win at No. 5 singles followed by No. 40 Jelena Stanivuk’s 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 victory of Striplin to clinch the win.

In the most exciting match of the day, Yellow Jacket freshman Viet Ha Ngo and Baylor’s Kasia Siwosz needed a super-tiebreaker to decide their match in the sixth singles flight. Siwosz outlasted Ngo, 13-11, in the final set for a 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (13-11) win.

The Yellow Jackets will continue their homestand next Saturday, March 7 against No. 10 Miami. The match at the Bill Moore Tennis Center will get underway at noon.

Tennis Match Results
Baylor University vs Georgia Tech
March 1, 2009 at Atlanta, Ga.

#7 Baylor University 5, #4 Georgia Tech 2

Singles competition
1. #13 Irina Falconi (GT) def. #26 Taylor Ormond (BU) 6-1, 6-0
2. #75 Lenka Broosova (BU) def. #10 Amanda McDowell (GT) 6-4, 6-4
3. #77 Noelle Hickey (GT) def. #54 Csilla Borsanyi (BU) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-2
4. #40 Jelena Stanivuk (BU) def. #38 Christy Striplin (GT) 6-2, 6-7 (11-13), 6-2
5. Nina Secerbegovic (BU) def. Sasha Krupina (GT) 6-4, 6-4
6. Kasia Siwosz (BU) def. Viet Ha Ngo (GT) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (13-11)

Doubles competition
1. Taylor Ormond/Jelena Stanivuk (BU) def. #5 Amanda McDowell/Irina Falconi (GT) 8-4
2. #17 Noelle Hickey/Christy Striplin (GT) def. #7 Lenka Broosova/Csilla Borsanyi (BU) 8-6
3. Kasia Siwosz/Nina Secerbegovic (BU) def. Sasha Krupina/Lynn Blau (GT) 8-5

Match Notes:
Baylor University 5-3; National ranking #7
Georgia Tech 5-4; National ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,2,3,5,4,6)

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