COLUMBIA, S.C. – On the ultimate day of the Carolina Kickoff, No. 25 Georgia Tech girls’s tennis collected 5 wins – three singles victories and a pair of doubles matches. For the three-day match, the Yellow Jackets gained 12 singles matches and 5 doubles matches.
Kylie Bilchev and Rosie Garcia Gross received issues rolling in singles motion, each taking residence hard-fought victories. Bilchev, dealing with Wisconsin’s No. 59 Maria Sholokova, completed the match at 2-1 in singles, pocketing a three-set win on Sunday morning. Bilchev dropped the primary set to Sholokova, however proved resilient and went up a break within the second set at 4-2 earlier than night the match, profitable the set 6-2. Trailing 3-2 within the closing set, Bilchev gained the subsequent 4 video games to clinch the victory, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Garcia Gross saved her singles document unblemished this weekend, accumulating a straight-set win on Sunday to complete the match, 3-0. Knotted at 5-5 in opposition to Taylor Cataldi (Wisconsin) within the first set, the Yellow Jacket took the subsequent two video games to win the set, 7-5. The opponents went back-and-forth within the second set, remaining on serve at 4-4 earlier than Garcia Gross held at deuce for a 5-4 edge. Garcia Gross sealed the match win within the subsequent recreation, 7-5, 6-4.
Alejandra Cruz wrapped up singles play for Georgia Tech, pulling out a three-set win over Alina Mukhortova (Wisconsin). Cruz took a set lead, profitable the opener in a tiebreak, 7-6 (4). The Jacket dominated the tiebreak, racing out to a 5-1 lead and sealing the breaker, 7-4. Mukhortova, nonetheless, compelled a closing third set, claiming the second, 6-4. However the rally from Wisconsin was short-lived as Cruz was relentless within the closing set, opening with a 5-0 lead earlier than Mukhortova received on the scoreboard at 5-1. Cruz sealed the victory at 6-1 to complete the match, 2-1, in singles motion.
Georgia Tech concluded play profitable a pair of doubles matches to finish the match on a excessive be aware. Tech’s No. 53-ranked duo of Carol Lee and Kate Sharabura topped South Carolina’s Ayana Akli and Gracie Mulville, 6-3. The Jackets received down a break early, however moved again on serve at 2-all. Tech held for a 3-2 edge and sealed the win, 6-3.
Going undefeated on the day, Bilchev and Cruz paired as much as accumulate a 6-4 victory over Ana Cruz and Allie Gretowski (South Carolina). The pair held for an early 2-1 lead and broke South Carolina within the subsequent recreation for a 3-1 benefit earlier than clinching a 6-4 triumph.
Georgia Tech returns residence on Friday, Jan. 20 to open the twin season enjoying host to Georgia State. First serve on the Ken Byers Tennis Complicated is slated for 4 p.m.
Charmaine Seah (WISC) def. Kate Sharabura (GT) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
Rosie Garcia Gross (GT) def. Taylor Cataldi (WISC) 7-5, 6-4
No. 104 Alejandra Cruz (GT) def. Alina Mukhortova (WISC) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-1
No. 82 Ava Markham (WISC) def. No. 109 Mahak Jain (GT) 6-2, 6-3
No. 111 Kylie Bilchev (GT) def. No. 59 Maria Sholokova (WISC) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 53 Carol Lee/Kate Sharabura (GT) def. Ayana Akli/Gracie Mulville (SC) 6-3
Kylie Bilchev/Alejandra Cruz (GT) def. Ana Cruz/Allie Gretkowski (SC) 6-4
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