Nov. 10, 2001
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team was only able to claim two wins in eight matches on the second day of play at the Midwest Blast in Champagne, Ill. The three-day tournament, which is being played in a mock dual match format, is being played at the Atkins Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Illinois.
The Yellow Jackets competed in singles play against Ohio State and in doubles competition against Illinois. The first win of the day for Tech came in single action as junior Mason Miller downed Claudia Castro in straight sets in the day’s final singles match. Miller claimed the first set easily by a 6-1 score, and then rolled in the second set, taking a 6-0 win. Earlier in the day, Miller dropped a three-set match to Michelle Matko by a 3-6, 6-0, 2-6 score.
In other singles action, Jaime Wong battled Monica Rincon in a three-set match, before dropping a tight 0-6, 7-5, 4-6 decision. Senior Laura Ozolins also fell in a three-set affair, as she was defeated by Erica Fisk by a 4-6, 6-4, 5-7 score. Tech’s final singles player was sophomore Kristen Roberson, who dropped a pair of matches on the day, losing Sadhaf Pervez by a 3-6, 2-6 score, and falling to Lindsay Bryan by a 2-6, 6-3, 3-10.
Tech’s team of Wong and Ozolins got the lone Yellow Jacket win in doubles as they downed Bryan and Matko by an 8-5 score. Earlier in the day, the duo fell to Illinois’ Eva Choe and Jennifer McGaffigan by an 8-2 score.
The Yellow Jackets will conclude play in the Midwest Blast on Sunday to complete their fall tournament schedule. Full tournament results are available at www.fightingillini.com.