Georgia Tech women’s team defeated Northwestern 5-2 on Sunday


Georgia Tech University women’s tennis team defeated Northwestern 5-2 on Sunday. Wildcats will be back on the court welcoming Gonzaga to the Ken Byers Tennis Complex, February 18, from 12:00.

As reported by the Georgia Tech University website, the Northwestern grabbed the doubles point with wins on fields two and three to take a 1-0 lead. The Wildcats took field three, 6-1, before sealing the point with a close victory on court two as Christina Hand and Justine Leong earned a 6-4 win over Kylie Bilchev and Alejandra Cruz.

Mahak Jain carried the Yellow Jackets to the draw, picking up a series win over Leong on court three. Knotted at 3-3 in the first set, Jain fought back to take the set, 6-4, and started the second set with a 4-2 lead. J

Georgia Tech took its first and last lead of the game, winning their next two singles games from courts four and one. Competing on court four, Cruz dominated Sydney Pratt as the Yellow Jacket freshman took a 4-2 lead and racked up the first set, 6-3. Cruz went up 4-3 in the second set and pocketed the win, 6-3, 6-3, to tie the match, 2-2.

Bilchev clinched the win for Georgia Tech with a win coming from court four. Facing Hand, Bilchev led 4-2 in the first set before Wildcat pulled back to 5-5. But Bilchev fought back to take the next two games and the set, 7-5. Hand looked well on her way to split sets, taking a 4-1 lead to start the second, but Bilchev rallied and knotted the set at 4-4.

The Jacket trailed 4-3 in the first before rebounding for a 7-5 win and leading 5-4 in the second set before Wildcat scored it to 5-5. Crowley took a 6-5 lead, but Garcia Gross forced a tiebreaker to make it 6-6. The Jackets got the tiebreak win, 10-8, to finish off Tech’s 5-2 victory.

About Georgia Tech

Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the leading technology research centers in the United States.

The institute was founded on October 13, 1885 in Atlanta, capital of Georgia, with the name of Georgia School of Technology. Initially, the only degree offered was mechanical engineering. In 1901, the educational offer included electrical, civil and chemical engineering.

In 1948, the university changed its name to Georgia Institute of Technology. From 1951, women also began to be admitted, and from 1961, African-American students too. Today Georgia Tech is divided into six colleges and approximately 31 departments, with an emphasis on science and engineering.

The university is recognized for excellence in programs in engineering, science, business administration and humanities. The main campus is located in Atlanta’s central Midtown district. In 1996 the campus was home to the athletic village during the Summer Olympic Games.

Photo Credits: pic by Georgia Tech University website

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