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Tech, UAB Capture Doubles Titles in Georgia Tech Women's Tennis Invitational

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team continued to demonstrate the success that helped them advance to the second round of the 2000 NCAA Tournament as it played in the Georgia Tech/Holiday Inn Midtown North Invitational Saturday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

In their first singles play of the 2000-01 season, every member of the Yellow Jacket squad posted at least one victory. Sophomore Jaime Wong, an All-ACC selection last season, won both of her matches in Flight A singles, defeating Monika Schmid of UAB, 2-6-6-1, 11-9, and Georgia Southern*s Amy Bartlettt, 6-1, 6-2. Wong faces No. 1 seed Mirela Vladescu of UAB in the semifinals on Sunday.

Tech freshman Kristen Roberson also garnered two victories in her collegiate singles debut. Roberson advance to the semifinals of Flight B with victories over UAB’s Femke deBoer and Jacksonville*s Tamara Kaftalovich. She will play Mable Abraham of Georgia State on Saturday,.

Two Yellow Jackets advanced to the semifinals of Flight C. Junior Laura Ozolins had a first-round bye and defeated Carlin Kannon (UNC Greensboro), 6-2, 6-4. Freshman Fallon Koon defeated Callie Ward (Georgia Southern) in her first round match and advanced to remained undefeated in collegiate play with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Karin Etienne of Georgia State.

Georgia Tech also had success in doubles play at the tournament. Wong and Roberson teamed to win the Flight C championship, defeating Georgia State*s Abraham and Etienne, 9-7, in the finals.

Monika Schmid and Mirela Vladulescu led UAB with the Doubles Flight A championship, while Blazer teammates Natascha Immele and Taja Pflugfelder claimed the Flight B championship.

Play resumes Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

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