Oct. 20, 2012
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team won four matches on day two of the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional hosted by USF in Tampa, Fla., Saturday.
Senior Elizabeth Kilborn and freshman Kendal Woodard won their fourth doubles match of the fall with an 8-3 victory over North Florida’s Melanie Aguirre and Lorena Aviles in the second round of the doubles main draw. The Tech duo was ousted from the tournament by second seed and 30th-ranked Kate Fuller and Lauren Herring of Georgia in the quarterfinals, 8-3.
Freshman Megan Kurey won two singles matches in the consolation draw. The rookie from Alpharetta, Ga., claimed a 7-5 first set win over USF’s Paula Montoya before the Bulls’ sophomore retired. Kurey dropped a 4-6 first set and was tied 5-5 in the second with Florida State’s Leyla Erkan before Erkan retired as well.
Kurey, the only Yellow Jacket still alive in the regional, will face Andrea Crespo on Sunday in the third round of the back draw.
Sophomore Jasmine Minor tallied her third singles win of the fall when she downed Florida A&M’s Townsend 6-2, 6-2 in the back draw but fell in three sets to Miami’s Brittany Dubins.
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#37 Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Kendal Woodard (GT), 6-4, 6-4
#29 Ecaterina Vasenina (USF) def. #94 Elizabeth Kilborn (GT), 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
Megan Kurey (GT) def. Paula Montoya (USF), 7-5 (ret).
Megan Kurey (GT) def. Leyla Erkan (FSU), 4-6, 5-5 (ret).
Virginia Stein (KSU) def. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT), 2-6, 6-2, 10-7
Jasmine Minor (GT) def. S. Townsend (FAMU), 6-2, 6-2
Brittany Dubins (UM) def. Jasmine Minor (GT), 6-1, 4-6, 10-6