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No. 24 Georgia Tech Falls At No. 5 Georgia, 4-3
Sunday, 02/24/2013
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ATHENS, GA. - Freshman Kendal Woodard earned a three-set win over Georgia's 15th-ranked Maho Kowase but the 24th-ranked Yellow Jackets dropped a 4-3 contest to No. 5 Georgia Saturday afternoon at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
 
It was the first win over a ranked opponent for Woodard, who now owns a team-best 12 singles wins this year. Woodard dropped a tough first set, 6-4, to Kowase. Woodard responded with a 6-4 second set win and finished off the comeback win with a 6-2 third-set victory.
 
Georgia grabbed an early lead by taking the doubles point. Woodard and fellow freshman Megan Kurey improved to 10-4 in doubles play and 6-1 in dual matches with an 8-3 win over Lauren Herring and Kowase at No.2 doubles but wins by UGA at No. 1 and 3 gave the Bulldogs the first point of the day.
 
The Bulldogs pulled ahead 3-0 with a 6-1, 7-6 win by No. 96 Kate Fuller over Kurey at No. 4 singles and a 6-3, 6-2 win by eighth-ranked Lauren Herring over No. 62 Elizabeth Kilborn at No. 1 singles. Woodard's win at No. 2 singles gave Georgia Tech its first point of the day.
 
Georgia's Silvia Garcia, ranked No. 100, defeated Tech's Natasha Prokhnevska 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 on court three to clinch the Bulldog win.
 
Muriel Wacker and Jasmine Minor earned singles wins for Georgia Tech on courts five and six, respectively. Wacker downed Mia King, 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 and Minor topped Lilly Kimbell, 7-5, 6-0.
 
Georgia Tech will be back in action on Friday, March 1 and Sunday, March 3 at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex. On Friday, Tech will take on North Texas at 4 p.m. and then the Jackets will face the Miami Redhawks at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
 
Fans are encouraged to follow Georgia Tech women's tennis on Twitter, @GT_WTEN, and like the Yellow Jackets on Facebook, GTWomensTennis, for an inside look at the program.
 
Match Results
Georgia Tech vs Georgia
Feb 23, 2013 at Athens, Ga.
(Dan Magill Tennis Complex)
 
#5 Georgia 4, #24 Georgia Tech 3
 
Singles competition
1. #8 Lauren Herring (UGA) def. #62 Elizabeth Kilborn (GT) 6-3, 6-2
2. Kendal Woodard (GT) def. #15 Maho Kowase (UGA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. #100 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
4. #96 Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Megan Kurey (GT) 6-1, 7-6
5. Muriel Wacker (GT) def. Mia King (UGA) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0
6. Jasmine Minor (GT) def. Lilly Kimbell (UGA) 7-5, 6-0
 
Doubles competition
1. #13 Silvia Garcia/Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Elizabeth Kilborn/Jasmine Minor (GT) 8-2
2. Kendal Woodard/Megan Kurey (GT) def. Lauren Herring/Maho Kowase (UGA) 8-3
3. Lilly Kimbell/Mia King (UGA) def. Natasha Prokhnevska/Muriel Wacker (GT) 9-8
 
Match Notes:
Georgia Tech 3-4; National ranking #24
Georgia 6-1; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,1,2,3,5,6)
Match Played Indoors
 
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