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Tech Women's Tennis Upsets 25th-Ranked South Alabama, 6-1

Feb. 10, 2002

ATLANTA – The 49th-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team rallied after losing the doubles point to sweep the singles competition en route to an upset win over 25th-ranked South Alabama on Sunday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

The Jaguars won two of the three doubles matches to open the day, as the Yellow Jackets’ (4-1) lone win came at the No. 1 spot with Mysti Morris and Jaime Wong defeating the Jaguars’ (2-4) Nienke Scheltens and Josien Boverhof by an 8-3 score. At No. 2, USA’s team of Viktoria Stoklasova and Katarina Palenikova defeated Tech’s Catherine Gunn and Mason Miller by an 8-5 count. The final doubles match of the day pitted the Jaguars’ duo of Andrea Kurekova and Dominika Nemcovicova against Fallon Koon and Sekita Grant, with South Alabama picking up the win by an 8-2 score.

The match turned in the favor of the Jackets with the beginning of singles play, as Tech rolled to a sweep of that portion of the match and the win. Mysti Morris got things started as she played No. 1 singles for the first time this spring and picked up a straight-set win over Silvia Sosnarova by scores of 6-0 and 6-2. Jaime Wong followed Morris and needed three sets to defeat 32nd-ranked Viktoria Stoklasova. Wong lost the first set by a 6-4 score, but rallied to win the next two, 6-4, 6-3.

The Jackets’ run through singles play continued at No. 3 as Catherine Gunn remained unbeaten in dual-match competition with a three-set win over Josien Boverhof. Boverhof won the first set with ease, 6-1, but Gunn found her stride in the next two, dropping just one game en route to a 6-0, 6-1 win in sets two and three. Sophomore Sekita Grant was the third Tech player to go to a third set, as she won the first set from Andrea Kurekova by a 7-6 score, before dropping the second frame 6-1 and claiming the third to win the match, 6-4.

Mason Miller was Tech’s fifth winner of the day, defeating Katarina Palenikova in straight sets, by a 6-1, 6-4 score. Laura Ozolins wrapped up the day for the Yellow Jackets, defeating Dominika Nemcovicova in a close straight-set match, 6-4, 7-6.

Georgia Tech will return to action on February 16, when it takes to the road for the first time this spring, taking on South Carolina in Columbia at 1 p.m.

GEORGIA TECH 6, SOUTH ALABAMA 1SINGLES1. Mysti Morris (GT) d. Silvia Sosnarova (USA), 6-0, 6-22. Jaime Wong (GT) d. Viktoria Stoklasova (USA), 4-6, 6-4, 6-33. Catherine Gunn (GT) d. Josien Boverhof (USA), 1-6, 6-0, 6-14. Sekita Grant (GT) d. Andrea Kurekova (USA), 7-6, 1-6, 6-45. Mason Miller (GT) d. Katarina Palenikova (USA), 6-1, 6-46. Laura Ozolins (GT) d. Dominika Nemcovicova (USA), 6-4, 7-6

DOUBLES 1. Morris/Wong (GT) d. Nienke Scheltens/Boverhof (USA), 8-3 2. Stokasova/Palenikova (USA) d. Gunn/Miller (GT), 8-5 3. Kurekova/Nemcovicova (USA) d. Koon/Grant (GT), 8-2

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