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Women’s Tennis Recognized in ITA Rankings

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s tennis was well represented in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings released on Tuesday. The Yellow Jackets broke back into the top 25 as a team, coming in at No. 22, while placing four in the singles poll and one doubles team.

Marking the fourth time this season appearing in the top 10, Carol Lee climbed one spot to No. 7 to match her highest singles ranking of her collegiate career. Lee boasts an 11-2 dual singles record this season, including a 6-2 mark against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.

Kylie Bilchev also climbed one spot in the singles rankings, appearing at No. 26. Bilchev has dropped only one ACC match this season, owning a 6-1 ledger against league opponents, and is 11-2 in dual action. Mahak Jain leads Georgia Tech with 12 dual singles victories this season, currently sitting at 12-3, including a 6-2 ACC record, jumping her to No. 65 in the national rankings. Jain has won three-straight, including a ranked win over then-No. 24 Emma Jackson of Duke.

Freshman Alejandra Cruz rounds out the Yellow Jackets in the singles poll at No. 105. The Jacket has put together an impressive freshman campaign, owning a 9-4 dual record, including a 5-3 ACC mark. At the No. 4 position, Cruz is 8-1 in the dual season and collected Tech’s only win against No. 1 North Carolina, cruising to a straight-set win over then-No. 16 Abbey Forbes.

Bilchev and Cruz have partnered together in doubles action this dual season, combining for a 16-6 overall record, including an 8-4 dual mark. After topping the No. 3 doubles team in the country, UNC’s Fiona Crawley and Carson Tanguilig, Bilchev and Cruz came in at No. 69 in the national doubles rankings, marking their first ranking as a doubles team.

The Yellow Jackets close out a five-match homestand on Thursday, March 23, pausing from league play to host UCF at 2 p.m.

 

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