Georgia Tech Goes 3-0 In Singles On Day Two Of Southern Shootout
THE FLATS – For the second time in as many days, Georgia Tech women’s tennis senior Elizabeth Kilborn earned an upset win over a ranked opponent in singles play at the Southern Shootout hosted by Georgia State at the Sharon Lester Tennis Center at Piedmont Park in Atlanta.
Kilborn improved to 2-0 in singles play with a 6-2, 6-4 win over NC State’s 19th-ranked Joelle Kissell in the Peachtree Flight. Yesterday, Kilborn defeated 29th-ranked Ecaterina Vasenina of USF in three sets.
Tech sophomore Jasmine Minor earned a 6-4 first-set win over NC State’s Chloe Smith. After dropping a 6-3 second set, Minor rallied for a 6-2 third-set win to claim the match victory.
Yellow Jacket freshman Kendal Woodard improved to 2-0 in her young collegiate career with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over the Wolfpack’s Christy Snipes in the Centennial Olympic Flight. Woodard has not dropped a set in her first two matches.
In doubles play, Alex Anghelescu and Minor earned their second tough victory of the year with an 8-6 win over Georgia State’s Natallia Vavulina and Maryna Kozachenko.
Tech’s fall-opening tournament will wrap up tomorrow. Doubles play will begin at 9 a.m. and will be followed by singles play.
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Saturday, September 22
Abigail Tere-Apisah / Masa Grgan (GSU) def. Elizabeth Kilborn / Kendal Woodard (GT), 9-7
Alex Anghelescu / Jasmine Minor (GT) def. Natallia Vavulina / Maryna Kozachenko (GSU), 8-6
Megan Kurey / Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) vs. Whitney Byrd / Jocelyn Ffriend (GSU), unfinished
#94 Elizabeth Kilborn (GT) def. #19 Joelle Kissell (NC State), 6-2, 6-4
Jasmine Minor (GT) def. Chloe Smith (NC State), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Kendal Woodard (GT) def. Christy Snipes (NC State), 6-2, 6-1
Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) vs. Rachel James-Baker (NC State), unfinished
Sunday, September 23 (9 a.m.)
Georgia State vs. NC State
USF vs. Georgia Tech
Georgia State vs. Georgia Tech
USF vs. NC State