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Young Jackets Perform Well on Day One of Kitty Harrison Invitational

Nov. 6, 2009

DURHAM, N.C. – Freshman Elizabeth Kilborn earned singles and doubles wins Friday to lead the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team on the first day of the Kitty Harrison Invitational.

The Yellow Jackets played Friday’s matches at Duke’s Ambler Tennis Stadium and Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center. This year’s tournament is splitting the field at Duke’s facilities and UNC’s Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center to accommodate the 12-team field.

Kilborn opened the day by teaming with sophomore Sasha Krupina to defeat NC State’s Berkeley Brock and Sandhya Nagaraj, 8-6. In Tech’s other doubles match, sophomores Lynn Blau and Hillary Davis defeated the Wolfpack duo of Daria Petrovic and Chloe Smith, 8-3.

In singles play, Kilborn won her lone match of day over Jackie Sperling of Minnesota, 6-1, 6-4. Davis also picked up a singles win when she defeated the Gophers Magdalena Wiecha, 6-3, 6-3.

“Our goal is to continue to get better through out this weekend’s tournament,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “As we finish out the fall season, we want to finish on a high note. One of the best parts of the day was watching Elizabeth back on the court in a competitive situation and playing so well.”

The Yellow Jackets will continue play Saturday at the Kitty Harrison Invitational at 9 a.m., when they play doubles against members of Virginia Tech followed by doubles matches against TCU. In the afternoon, the Jackets are scheduled to play singles against players from Maryland.

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Doubles vs. NC State
Sasha Krupina/Elizabeth Kilborn, GT def Berkeley Brock/Sandhya Najaraz, NC State, 8-6
Lynn Blau/Hillary Davis, GT def. Daria Petrovic/Chloe Smith, NC State, 8-3

Singles vs. Minnesota
Tijana Koprivica, UM def Sasha Krupina, GT, 7-5, 6-1
Alessandra Ferrazzi, UM def. Lynn Blau, GT, 6-4, 7-5
Hillary Davis, GT def. Magdalena Wiecha, UM, 6-3, 6-3
Elizabeth Kilborn, GT def. Jackie Sperling, UM, 6-1, 6-4

Singles vs. Duke
Amanda Granson, DU def. Sasha Krupina, GT, 3-6, 6-3, 10-6
Ellah Nze, DU def. Lynn Blau, GT, 3-6, 6-3, 10-5
Elizabeth Plotkin, DU def. Hillary Davis, GT, 6-1, 6-1


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