March 13, 2010
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis team (7-5) won five of six singles matches on its way to a 6-1 victory over North Texas (6-5) Saturday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
“We were really happy to get back out on the court and to get a win,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “It was great to get off the mark and get the doubles point to start the day. It was also nice to have the opportunity to play outside. This match will help us as we move forward with three great opportunities this week.”
The Yellow Jackets opened the day by sweeping all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead on North Texas. Irina Falconi and Lynn Blau teamed together to earn an 8-2 win over Catalina Cruz and Barbora Vykydalova on court two. Tech’s top tandem of Hillary Davis and Sasha Krupina clinched the point behind an 8-4 victory over Irina Parashiv and Amy Joubert. Elizabeth Kilborn and Viet Ha Ngo picked up the other doubles win for the Jackets.
In singles play, Falconi, the nation’s top-ranked player, dropped her first game of the day to Madura Ranganathan but would not lose another as she put the Jackets up 2-0 behind a 6-1, 6-0 victory on court one. Krupina pushed the Yellow Jackets lead to 3-0 after finishing off Irina Paraschiv, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 2 singles.
Ngo would clinch the win for Tech from court three when she defeated Vukudalova, 6-1, 6-3. The Jackets also got singles wins by Blau and Davis.
The Yellow Jackets have a busy week ahead with a road trip to Florida State Wednesday for a 4 p.m., match. Tech will then host a pair of Southeastern Conference foes next weekend with Georgia coming to the Bill Moore Tennis Center Saturday and Vanderbilt making a trip to Atlanta Sunday. Both weekend matches will begin at 1 p.m.