April 1, 2010
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Yellow Jackets swept the doubles matches for only the fifth time this season as the 20th-ranked Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis team (11-7, 2-3 ACC) defeated Boston College (5-11, 1-6) Thursday afternoon at the Flynn Recreation Complex.
“We played a good match today,” said head coach Bryan Shelton, who earned his 190th career victory. “It was good to get a win on the road, especially one outdoors in Boston. We hope to build on this win for our match at Maryland Saturday. It was just a solid day and I am just happy to get the win.”
The Jackets opened the day with an early 1-0 lead on the Eagles as the doubles teams of Irina Falconi and Sasha Krupina, Hillary Davis and Lynn Blau and Elizabeth Kilborn and Viet Ha Ngo all earned wins.
Falconi, the nation’s top ranked player, pushed the Jackets lead to 2-0 when she earned her 17th victory of the dual-match season with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Alex Kelleher at the top spot in the lineup.
Tech’s lead grew to 3-0 after Blau finished off Ina Kauppila, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 4 singles.
Davis, a sophomore from Austin, Texas, clinched the Yellow Jackets 11th win of the season with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Brittany Delaney in the sixth singles position.
Kilborn and Ngo each earned three-set victories to add to the Jackets win.
Georgia Tech will continue its two-match road trip Saturday when it travels to Maryland for an 11 a.m., start at the Tennis Center.