Women's Tennis ACCtion: Saturday, March 20

March 21, 2010


Virginia Tech wins sixth straight, Tops BC 5-2

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech women’s tennis team picked up its sixth consecutive victory with a, 5-2, win over Boston College Saturday afternoon at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. Tech improves to 9-3 and 2-0 in the ACC on the year, while Boston College fell to 4-8, 1-2 in league action.

Tech, ranked No. 60 in this week’s ITA national poll, won two of the three doubles matches to take the first point of the evening, then captured four of the six singles contests.

In singles action, Tech took a quick 2-0 lead as Shannon Betts (So., Newnan, Ga.) easily won her No. 3 match, 6-0, 6-1, over Olga Khmylev. Boston College got on the board when Martha Blakely (So., Reading, Pa.) lost, 6-4, 6-0, at No. 1 to Alex Kelleher. The Hokies increased the lead to 3-1 when Emily Lauten (Fr., Marietta, Ga.) took a, 6-1, 6-2, win in her No. 5 match against Brittany Delaney and clinched the victory as Holly Johnson (Jr., Tallahassee, Fla.) took the No. 6 contest, 6-2, 6-1, versus Jacqueline Mabatah.


Yellow Jackets Sting No. 12 Bulldogs, 5-2

ATLANTA - Playing in front of a pro-Yellow Jacket crowd, the Georgia Tech Women's Tennis team (8-5) upset No. 12 Georgia (8-4), 5-2, Saturday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

Shelton changed up his doubles lineup last week and it helped the Yellow Jackets win their second straight doubles point. Elizabeth Kilborn and Viet Ha Ngo opened the day with an 8-0 win over Lara Fakhoury and Kelly Jordan at No. 3 doubles. The Jackets would then clinch the point behind an 8-3 victory by Irina Falconi and Viet Ha Ngo over Yvette Hyndman and Naoka Ueshima on court two.

Kilborn got things started for Tech in singles with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Jordan at the sixth singles position to give the Jackets a 2-0 lead. Falconi, the nation's top ranked player, would extend the lead to 3-0 with a 7-5, 6-0 victory over No. 12 Chelsey Gullickson at No. 1 singles.

Wake Forest Falls to William & Mary, 4-3

WILLIAMBURG, Va. - The Wake Forest women's tennis team fell 4-3 to William & Mary on Saturday in Williamsburg,Va. Wake Forest is now 6-7 for 2010 and the Tribe is 7-8.

Sasha Kulikova and Kathryn Talbert took the only Demon Deacon doubles win of the afternoon, downing Ragini Acharya and Nina Vulovich 8-2.

Kathryn Talbert tied the match at 1-1 with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Carmen Pop at No. 3 singles. In her dual match debut Martina Pavelec topped Marlen Mesgarzadeh 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2.