Nov. 11, 2001
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team concluded its fall season by garnering a pair of victories on the final day of the Midwest Blast in Champaign, Ill. The three-day event, which followed a mock dual-match format, was held at the Atkins Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Illinois.
The Yellow Jackets finished the tournament by competing in both singles and doubles against Baylor. Tech junior Jaime Wong picked up the lone singles win of the day for the Jackets, as she battled for a three-set victory over the Bears Vida Mulec. Wong lost the first set by a 4-6 score, but then rallied to win the next two sets with ease by scores of 6-2 and 6-1.
In other singles action, senior Laura Ozolins fell to Baylor’s Frida Borjesson in straight sets by a 2-6, 4-6 count. Tech sophomore Kristen Roberson was also a straight-set victim, as she dropped a 2-6, 3-6 decision to Barbara Blahutikova. Yellow Jacket rookie Catherine Gunn was unable to overcome Whitney Morton as she was on the short end of a 0-6, 3-6 score. Tech’s final singles competitor, junior Mason Miller, dropped a three-set affair to Daria Potapova by a 4-6, 6-2, 1-6 score.
In doubles play, Tech’s team of Wong and Ozolins claimed the Yellow Jackets’ lone win as they downed Mulec and Borjesson by an 8-4 score. The Jackets’ duo of Miller and Roberson dropped a 3-8 decision to Potapove and Paola Stephen.
The tourney wrapped up the Yellow Jackets’ fall schedule and Tech will now be off until January 18, when it travels to Athens, Ga., to compete in the Georgia Invitational.