March 20, 2010
ATLANTA – Playing in front of a pro-Yellow Jacket crowd, the Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis team (8-5) upset No. 12 Georgia (8-4), 5-2, Saturday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
“This was a great day for us,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “The girls really came out and set the tone early on in doubles and continued to ride that momentum into singles. This win is definitely a boost for us, it feels good.”
Shelton changed up his doubles lineup last week and it helped the Yellow Jackets win their second straight doubles point. Elizabeth Kilborn and Viet Ha Ngo opened the day with an 8-0 win over Lara Fakhoury and Kelly Jordan at No. 3 doubles. The Jackets would then clinch the point behind an 8-3 victory by Irina Falconi and Viet Ha Ngo over Yvette Hyndman and Naoka Ueshima on court two.
Kilborn got things started for Tech in singles with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Jordan at the sixth singles position to give the Jackets a 2-0 lead. Falconi, the nation’s top ranked player, would extend the lead to 3-0 with a 7-5, 6-0 victory over No. 12 Chelsey Gullickson at No. 1 singles.
Hillary Davis, playing at No. 5 singles for the first time this season, clinched the match behind a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Fakhoury. Blau earned the Jackets fifth point of the day with a win on court four.
The Yellow Jackets will turn their attention to No. 17 Vanderbilt, who comes to the Bill Moore Tennis Center Sunday afternoon. The match is scheduled for 1 p.m.