Oct. 20, 2002
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team concluded play at the June Stewart Invitational on Sunday, with senior Jaime Wong winning the singles flight one title in Nashville, Tenn.
Wong was scheduled to face Vaderbilt’s Sarah Riske in the finals of the event and won the match by default to capture the title in the Singles Flight 1 draw.
The Yellow Jackets’ other singles winner of the day was junior Maria Nieto, who finished seventh in the Singles Flight 6 draw with a win over Clemson’s Ashley Bowen. The match was decided by an eight-game pro set, with Nieto winning by an 8-3 score.
Two other Tech players, Mysti Morris and Catherine Gunn, fell in the finals of the Singles Flight 2 and 3 draws respectively. Morris dropped a three-set match to Tennessee’s Sabita Maharaj by scores of 6-4, 5-7 and 6-2, while Gunn was defeated by Vanderbilt’s Andra Falk in straight sets by scores of 6-3 and 6-4.
In other singles action, Yellow Jacket freshman Annelies Schenk fell to Penn State’s Leigh Ann Merryman in the flight 4 seventh-place match by an 8-1 score, while Sekita Grant was defeated by Tennessee’s Claudia Farace in the flight 5 seventh-place match by a 6-3, 6-1 score.
Tech will return to action on Friday at the ITA Regionals in Mobile, Ala. Full tournament results for the June Stewart Invitational are available at www.vucommodores.com.