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Women’s Tennis Concludes Furman Fall Classic

GREENVILLE, S.C.– On the final day of the Debbie Southern Furman Fall Classic, Georgia Tech women’s tennis picked up a pair of wins. Combined over the weekend, the Yellow Jackets collected 10 singles wins and six doubles victories.

The final round of singles was played on Sunday at the Mickel Tennis Center. Competing for the flight eight singles title, Monika Dedaj faced off against North Carolina’s Sophia Patel. After dropping the first set, 6-0, Dedaj fought back in the second set, but fell, 6-3. On the weekend, Dedaj went 5-1 overall, 2-1 in singles and 3-0 in doubles, and captured the flight four doubles title with Rosie Garcia Gross.

Ruth Marsh collected a consolation victory in flight five on Sunday. Marsh cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Furman’s Marissa Pennings to pick up her first singles win of the season. Also in the back draw, Mahak Jain won the singles flight one consolation title on Sunday. The Jacket pocketed a hard-fought three-set win over Ohio State’s Shelly Bereznyak, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7).

Georgia Tech women’s tennis returns to action at the ITA All-American Championships, Oct. 3-9, in Cary, N.C.


S8: Sophia Patel (UNC) def. Monika Dedaj (GT) 6-0, 6-3

S1: Mahak Jain (GT) def. Shelly Bereznyak (Ohio State) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7)
S2: No. 42 Ayana Akli (USC) def. No. 73 Kylie Bilchev (GT) 6-0, 6-2
S4: Jenna Thompson (Clemson) def. Alejandra Cruz (GT) 7-6 (6), 6-4
S5: Ruth Marsh (GT) def. Marissa Pennings (Furman) 6-3, 6-3
S6: Misa Malkin (USC) def. Kate Sharabura (GT) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (5)
S7: Amy Stevens (Vanderbilt) def. Rosie Garcia Gross (GT), 6-3, 2-1, ret.


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