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Tech Women's Tennis Falls to Top-Ranked Georgia

Feb. 23, 2002

ATLANTA– – Georgia Tech’s 26th-ranked women’s tennis team fell to top-ranked Georgia, 5-2, Saturday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

Agata Ciorcoh, ranked 18th-nationally, led the Bulldogs (9-0) with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mysti Morris at No. 1 singles.

Tech (6-2), which had its six-match winning streak halted, got singles victories from Jaime Wong at the No. 2 flight and Catherine Gunn, who ran her individual singles record to 8-0 in dual matches. Gunn knocked off 36th-ranked Anne Ngyuen, 7-6 (4), 7-5 at No. 3 singles, while Wong defeated 23rd-ranked Mariel Verban, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 3-0 retired.

In doubles, Tech’s No. 1 team of Mysti Morris and Sekita Grant upset the 20th-ranked duo of Ciorcoh and Lori Grey, 8-5, but Georgia claimed the doubles point with wins from Hojnik and Verban at No. 2 and Smith and Nguyen at No. 3.

Tech hosts Auburn Sunday at 12 noon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

No. 1 GEORGIA 5, No. 26 GEORGIA TECH 2

Singles:

1. Agata Ciorcoh (GA) d. Mysti Morris (GT), 6-1, 6-3

2. Jaime Wong (GT) d. Mariel Verban (GA), 4-6, 7-6 (6), 3-0 retired

3. Catherine Gunn (GT) d. Anne Nguyen (GA), 7-6 (4), 7-5

4. Tina Hojnik (GA) d. Sekita Grant (GT), 6-1, 6-3

5. Lori Grey (GA) d. Mason Miller (GT), 6-4, 6-1

6. Alexandra Smith (GA) d. Laura Ozolins (GT), 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-1

Doubles:

1. Morris/Grant (GT) d. Ciorcoh/Grey (GA), 8-5

2. Hojnik/Verban (GA) d. Wong/Ozolins (GT), 8-4

3. Smith/Nguyen (GA) d. Miller/Fallon Koon (GT), 8-3

Records: Georgia 9-0, Georgia Tech 6-2

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