Oct. 18, 2002
NASHVILLE — Led by two singles wins apiece by seniors Jaime Wong and Mysti Morris and sophomore Catherine Gunn, the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team opened play at the June Stewart Invitational in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday.
Wong got the Yellow Jackets started with a pair of victories in the singles flight one draw. She opened the day with a victory over Tennessee’s Tammy Endna in solid fashion by a 6-2, 6-2 score. Wong then followed that with a straight-set win over Middle Tennessee State’s Manon Kruse by a 6-1, 7-5 count. She will now face Vanderbilt’s Sarah Riske in the finals on Sunday.
In the singles flight two draw, Morris was equally as successful with two wins on the day. She opened the day with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Penn State’s Maaria Husain and then battled for a three-set win in the afternoon. Morris won the first set by a 6-4 score of Kentucky’s Nathalie Roels before dropping the second set 5-7 and then rolling in the final set by a 6-1 count. She will face Tennessee’s Sabita Maharaj in Sunday’s final.
Gunn opened play in singles flight three with a win over Vanderbilt’s Aleke Tsoubanos in straight sets 7-5, 6-4. She then defeated Clemson’s Ioana Paun in three sets. Gunn lost the first set by a 6-7 (5) score before winning the next two by scores of 7-5 and 6-2.
The June Stewart Invit., will continue on Saturday with doubles play and conclude on Sunday with the finals of singles and doubles. Full results are available at www.vucommodores.com.