Women's Tennis NCAA ACCtion: Saturday, May 17
May 17, 2008
TULSA, Okla. - Anastasia Revzina fought back after losing her first set to drop just two games over her next two sets, lifting sixth-seeded Florida to a 4-2 win over Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals of the 2008 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships.
Revzina dropped her first set at No. 6 singles by a 4-6 margin, but rallied with 6-1, 6-1 wins in her next two sets against Yellow Jacket freshman Noelle Hickey to clinch the Gators a berth in the NCAA Semifinals.
The loss was the Yellow Jackets' first in NCAA Tournament play since the 2006 season, as Georgia Tech took home the national championship in 2007.
The Yellow Jackets fell behind early as Florida's second and third doubles tandems notched wins to begin the afternoon. Julia Cohen and Anastasia Revzina stopped Tech's Christy Striplin and Kirsten Flower, 8-5, at the third doubles spot to set up the No. 2 doubles line for the first point of the match after Kristi Miller and Amanda McDowell knocked off the nation's No. 8 duo of Megan Alexander and Marrit Boonstra, 8-4, at the top of the lineup. Whitney Benik and Csilla Borsanyi then downed Hickey and Whitney McCray, 8-6, to give Florida a 1-0 lead in the match.