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Tech Falls to Georgia in Short Course Dual Meet

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech swimming and diving fell to Georgia in a short course dual meet on Wednesday. The men’s team was defeated 180-119 and the women’s team lost 188-109.

Despite the loss, several Jackets earned multiple top three finishes. Deniz Ertan was once again the standout for the women, winning the 800m free (8:29.73), the 400m free (4:10.38) and placing second in the 200m IM (2:13.99). The men were led by Batur Ünlü who won the 200m free (1:47.53) and placed second in the 100m free (50.34), 400m free (3:50.71).

Zora Ripkova and Matt Steele were also top performers for Tech. Ripkova earned a victory in the women’s 100m fly (1:01.29) and a second-place finish in the women’s 200m free (2:02.93). Steele was a top three finishers in three different events. The sophomore won the 200m breast (2:14.54), placed second in the 100m breast (1:01.46) and finished third in the 200m IM (2:05.58).

Ruben Lechuga continues to dominate in the men’s diving events. For the third week in a row, he swept the 1 Meter (371.78 points) and 3 Meter (404.55 points) dives.

UP NEXT

The Jackets are set to travel to Florida State for competition on Friday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.

 

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