Feb. 14, 2010
MADISON, Wisc. – The ninth-ranked Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis team bounced back after two tough losses with a 6-1 victory over host Wisconsin Sunday afternoon at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships at Nielson Tennis Stadium.
“We were happy with our performance today,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “Wisconsin continues to get better every year and we had to play well today. I was especially impressed with how Hillary [Davis] and Christina [Ngo] found a way to get it done in doubles this morning. We gained so much from this weekends matches that will help us throughout the rest of the season.”
After struggling the first two days in doubles, the Yellow Jackets rebounded by winning the doubles point over the Badgers Sunday. Sasha Krupina and Irina Falconi teamed for an 8-4 win over Aleksandra Markovic and Angela Chupa at the No. 1 doubles position. On court two, Viet Ha Ngo and Hillary Davis would then clinch the point with a 9-7 victory over Hannah Berner and Kathleen Saltarelli.
Georgia Tech would take a 2-0 advantage as Lynn Blau defeated Hannah Berner, who had to default after dropping the first set, 7-6.
Krupina would push the Jackets lead to 3-0 after knocking off Katya Mirnova, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 2 singles. The Badgers Alaina Trgovich was able to cut into Techs’ lead when she defeated Hillary Davis, 7-6, 7-6, from the sixth singles position in the lineup.
The Jackets top-ranked Falconi, who dropped only her second match of the season yesterday, bounced back by clinching the win for Georgia Tech with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Angela Chupa.
Elizabeth Kilborn and Ngo finished the day with a pair of straight-set singles victories of their own for the Jackets to push the final score to 6-1.
The Yellow Jackets will have a 10-day break before returning home to open Atlantic Coast Conference play on Wed., Feb. 24 against Clemson. The match at the Bill Moore Tennis Center will get underway at 2:00 p.m.