Sun. Jan 29th, 2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. – On the ultimate day of the Carolina Kickoff, No. 25 Georgia Tech ladies’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 acquired issues rolling in singles motion, each taking dwelling 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, successful 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 stored her singles file unblemished this weekend, gathering 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, successful 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, nevertheless, pressured 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 acquired 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 successful a pair of doubles matches to finish the match on a excessive notice. 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 acquired 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 acquire 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 dwelling on Friday, Jan. 20 to open the twin season taking part in host to Georgia State. First serve on the Ken Byers Tennis Complicated is slated for 4 p.m.

RESULTS

SINGLES
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

DOUBLES
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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