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Women’s Tennis Blanks Gonzaga, 7-0

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech did not drop a set on Saturday, pocketing a 7-0 victory over Gonzaga at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex. The win pushed the Yellow Jackets to 5-1 on the season and 2-0 at home.

Tech swept doubles play to get an early 1-0 lead in the match. Tech’s duo of Kylie Bilchev and Alejandra Cruz got the jump on doubles, rolling to a 6-2 decision on court two. Facing Gonzaga’s Tiegan Aitken and Jenna Sloan, the Jackets raced out with a 3-0 lead and sealed the win, 6-2. Carol Lee and Kate Sharabura clinched the doubles point from court one, winning a hard-fought match over Cate Broerman and Adrianna Sosnowska. Tech went up a break at 5-3, but the teams quickly moved back on serve at 5-all. Gonzaga’s rally was short-lived as Tech won the next two games to pocket the match, 7-5, and clinch the 1-0 lead for Georgia Tech.

The Jackets completed the sweep of doubles action on court three when Rosie Garcia Gross and Monika Dedaj defeated Rose Hayes and Kianna Oda, 7-5. It was a back-and-forth battle, leaving the teams knotted at 5-5 before Garcia Gross and Dedaj won the next two games for a victory.

The Jackets quickly cushioned their lead in singles play, carrying momentum over from doubles action. Lee wasted no time jumping out with the lead against Broerman on court one, taking a 5-2 lead in the first set. She pocketed the victory, 6-2, 6-0, not dropping a game in the second set. Mahak Jain put Tech on the brink of victory, downing Oda on court four, 6-2, 6-3. Jain went up 4-1 in the first set to take an early advantage and secured the set, 6-2. Jain and Oda stood at 3-2 in the second set before Jain grabbed the next game for a 4-2 lead and sealed the win, 6-3, to give Tech a 3-0 match lead.

The match was clinched on court two when Bilchev topped Sosowska, 6-3, 6-2. The foes were on serve at 3-all in the first set before Bilchev won the next three games to take the set lead. She jumped out with an early 3-0 edge in the second and clinched the victory, 6-2, and the overall match at 4-0.

Finishing minutes apart, Tech picked up victories on courts five and three to extend their match lead. Garcia Gross added to the scoreboard with a triumph on court five, pocketing a 6-3, 6-1, decision over Hayes, before Cruz downed Sloan on court three, 6-4, 6-2, setting up a 6-0 tally. Ruth Marsh wrapped up play on court six, completing the sweep over Gonzaga taking home a 6-4, 6-3 win over Aitken.

Georgia Tech returns to action on Sunday, Feb. 19 visiting No. 3 Georgia. First serve is slated for 1 p.m.


1. Carol Lee/Kate Sharabura (GT) def. Cate Broerman/Adrianna Sosnowska (GON) 7-5*
2. Kylie Bilchev/Alejandra Cruz (GT) def. Tiegan Aitken/Jenna Sloan (GON) 6-2
3. Rosie Garcia Gross/Monika Dedaj (GT) def. Rose Hayes/Kianna Oda (GON) 7-5
Order of finish: 2,1,3
*Clinched the doubles point


1.No. 7 Carol Lee (GT) def. Cate Broerman (GON) 6-2, 6-0
2. No. 47 Kylie Bilchev (GT) vs. Adrianna Sosnowska (GON) 6-3, 6-2
3. Alejandra Cruz (GT) def. Jenna Sloan (GON) 6-4, 6-2
4. Mahak Jain (GT) def. Kianna Oda (GON) 6-2, 6-3
5. Rosie Garcia Gross (GT) def. Rose Hayes (GON) 6-3, 6-1
6. Ruth Marsh (GT) vs. Tiegan Aitken (GON) 6-4, 6-3
Order of finish: 1,4,2^,5,3,6
^Clinched the overall match

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