March 28, 2009
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Freshman Irina Falconi clinched her second match in a row with a straight-set win over Sasha Kulikova to lead the sixth-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team to a 7-0 win over Wake Forest (12-5, 3-2 ACC) Saturday at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center.
Falconi, the seventh-ranked player in the nation, picked up her fourth straight singles victory from the top spot in the lineup with a 6-0, 6-2 defeat of No. 51 Kulikova to clinch the match. The Yellow Jackets moved to 12-5 on the season and 5-1 in the ACC.
Junior Amanda McDowell continued her hot streak by defeating Sierra Poske, 6-1, 6-0 on court two. McDowell has won seven of her last eight singles matches for Tech.
Tech opened the day by taking two of three doubles matches including Krupina and Falconi’s 8-4 win over Emilee Malvehy and Aileen Davis in the second flight to clinch the point.
The Yellow Jackets will close out their three-match road trip Sunday at NC State. The match is slated to begin at 1 p.m.