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O'Neill Falls In USTA/ITA Regional Semifinals

Oct. 23, 2011

GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Georgia Tech women’s tennis’ run at the 2011 USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championship came to an end on Sunday at the Ring Tennis Complex on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Fla., when senior Jillian O’Neill and freshman Jasmine Minor lost singles matches.

O’Neill, ranked 21st, battled past No. 37 ranked Olivia Janowicz of Florida, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3, in the main draw quarterfinals. O’Neill then had to face fifth-ranked and top-seeded Lauren Embree of Florida in the semifinals, and dropped a tough 6-4, 6-2, decision to the Gator.

Yellow Jacket freshman Jasmine Minor continued her strong run in the consolation bracket on Sunday. Minor rallied past Kennesaw State’s Vera Shkundina, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, in the quarterfinals, but fell to North Florida’s Aline Berkenbrock, 6-3, 6-1, in the consolation semifinals.

The Yellow Jackets have one event left on their fall schedule, the Purdue Invitational, to be played Nov. 4-6 on the Boilermakers’ campus in West Lafayette, Ind.

Fans are encouraged to follow Georgia Tech women’s tennis on Twitter, @GT_WTEN, and like the Yellow Jackets on Facebook, GTWomensTennis, for an inside look at the program.

Sunday Results:
Singles Main Draw Quarterfinals:

No. 21 Jillian O’Neill (GT) def. No. 37 Olivia Janowicz (UF), 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3

Singles Consolation Quarterfinals:
Jasmine Minore (GT) def. Vera Shkundina (KSU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Singles Main Draw Semifinals:
No. 5 Lauren Embree (UF) def. No. 21 Jillian O’Neill (GT), 6-4, 6-2

Singles Consolation Semifinals:
Aline Berkenbrock (UNF) def. Jasmine Minor (GT), 6-3, 6-1

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