March 16, 2002
RALEIGH – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team went on the road and picked up a win in its 2002 ACC opener, with a 6-1 decision over NC State on Saturday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C.
The Yellow Jackets (11-3, 1-0 ACC) jumped out to a 1-0 lead on the Wolfpack (6-6, 1-2 ACC) by claiming a pair of doubles victories on the day. Tech’s team of Sekita Grant and Mysti Morris got the Jackets started by taking an 8-3 win over Kristen Nicholls and Katrina Gildemeister at No. 1. Fallon Koon and Laura Ozolins teamed up at No. 3 to take an 8-4 victory over Danielle Staddelmann and Landis Strader.
In singles action, Mysti Morris continued her solid play at No. 1, earning a straight-set win over Katrina Gildemeister, by a 6-1, 6-4 score. Freshman Catherine Gunn followed Morris at No. 2, claiming a 6-3, 6-3 win over Kristen Nicholls. The Yellow Jackets’ third singles winner of the day was sophomore Sekita Grant, who defeated Loni Worsley at No. 4 in straight sets by scores of 6-1 and 6-3.
Senior Laura Ozolins was victorious at No. 5, as she downed Jennifer Jassawalla in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. Fallon Koon was Tech’s final singles winner of the day, beating the NC State’s Danielle Staddelmann in a three-set affair, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
Georgia Tech will return to action tomorrow when it travels to Wake Forest to face the fifth-ranked Demon Deacons in a match that will begin at noon.
#21 GEORGIA TECH 6, #75 NC STATE 1DOUBLES1. Grant/Morris (GT) d. Nicholls/Gildemeister (NCS), 8-32. Jassawalla/Bawono (NCS) d. Jaime Wong/Miller (GT), 8-33. Koon/Ozolins (GT) d. Staddelmann/Strader (NCS), 8-4
SINGLES 1. Mysti Morris (GT) d. Katrine Gildemeister (NCS), 6-1, 6-4 2. (62) Catherine Gunn (GT) d. Kristen Nicholls (NCS), 6-3, 6-3 3. Myrna Bawono (NCS) d. Mason Miller (GT), 6-2, 6-3 4. Sekita Grant (GT) d. Loni Worsley (NCS), 6-1, 6-3 5. Laura Ozolins (GT) d. Jennifer Jassawalla (NCS), 6-1, 6-1 6. Fallon Koon (GT) d. Danielle Staddelmann (NCS), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3