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Tech Finishes Strong at John Cade Invitational

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Georgia Tech women’s tennis concluded fall tournament play on Sunday collecting five singles wins at the John Cade Invitational. Three Yellow Jackets went undefeated in singles action during the three-day tournament.

Sophomore Ava Hrastar kept her weekend record unblemished, including doubles action, pocketing a hard-fought straight-set win over Anaelle LeClercq-Ficher from Ole Miss. The No. 65-ranked Yellow Jacket came out on top of a two-hour opening set battle that came down to the wire against LeClerq-Ficher, wining the first set in a tiebreaker, 10-8. Hrastar sealed the win taking the second set, 7-5.

Also remaining undefeated in singles play were Mahak Jain and Rosie Garcia Gross. The Yellow Jackets wrapped up a successful tournament weekend with Sunday victories. Jain challenged host Mississippi State’s Tamara Racine in the final match, and handled the Spartan in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1.

Meanwhile, Garcia Gross split the first two sets against Elysia Pool of Ole Miss, 6-4, 5-7, leaving the match to be decided in a third set. The junior Yellow Jacket cruised to victory in the final set against Pool, 6-0, to take home her third singles win of the weekend.

Gia Cohen and Kate Sharabura also recorded wins on Sunday as Cohen rolled past Dolavee Tumthong of Memphis, 6-0, 6-2, while freshman Sharabura defeated Xavier’s Anna Smith, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.

Overall on the weekend, the Yellow Jackets went 17-8 in singles play and 8-4 in doubles. With the conclusion of fall tournament play, Georgia Tech will return to action with its spring slate.

SINGLES
No. 65 Ava Hrastar (GT) def. Anaelle LeClercq-Ficher (Ole Miss) 7-6 (8), 7-5
No. 27 Sabina Machalova (Ole Miss) def. No. 92 Carol Lee (GT) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

White Draw
Magda Adaloglou (MSU) def. Kylie Bilchev (GT) 7-5, 6-2

Black Draw
No. 94 Gia Cohen (GT) def. Dolavee Tumthong (MEM) 6-0, 6-2

Grey Draw
Mahak Jain (GT) def. Tamara Racine (MSU) 7-5, 6-1
Lillian Gabrielson (Ole Miss) def. Monika Dedaj (GT) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Silver Draw
Rosie Garcia Gross (GT) def. Elysia Pool (Ole Miss) 6-4, 5-7, 6-0
Alisha Reayer (Memphis) def. Sophia Sassoli (GT) 6-3, 6-2

Gold Draw
Kate Sharabura (GT) def. Anna Smith (XU) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3

 

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