On Sunday, March 31, the No. 33 ranked Lady Jackets tennis team went north to take on The University of Maryland. Tech was in search of their third straight win after defeating Boston College on Saturday, and Maryland was battling for their first conference victory of the season.
Freshman Kendal Woodard and Megan Kurey teamed up at one doubles and easily defeated Maryland’s team of Vroni Van Berlo and Sarah Gealer 8-1 to give Tech theier first victory of the day.
At two doubles Elizabeth Kilborn and Muriel Wacker defeated Olga Bredikhina and Nataliya of Maryland 8-2 to give Tech the doubles point and set the verall score at 1-0 in favor of the Jackets.
Since the doubles point had already been decided by line one and line two doubles, line three did not finish their match, but at the time of stoppage Tech’s Natasha Prokhnevska and Jasmine Minor led Maryland’s team of Olga Gaistruk and Gabriela Srodowski 7-5.
In singles play Kendal Woodard was the first to finish when she defeated Maryland’s Sarah Gealer 6-0, 6-1 at two singles.
Megan Kurey would be the next Jacket to finish. Kurey played four singles and defeated Maryland’s Olga Gaistru 6-1, 6-2. Kurey’s victory would put Tech up 3-0 overall.
Muriel Wacker sealed the deal for the Yellow Jackets at five singles by defeating Nataliya Bredkhina 6-1, 6-2 and give Tech a 4-0 victory.
Since Tech had already clinched the match, they stopped the three remaining matches, but Tech was wining or tied at all three spots.
Elizabeth Kilborn was tied at one singles 6-6, Natasha Prokhnevska was defeating Olga Bredikhina 6-0, 4-3, and Jasmine Minor was winning 7-6, 0-1 against Gabriela Srodowski.
With the victory Tech improves to 8-6 overall on the season and 2-2 in the conference. The Jackets will look to pick up their fourth consecutive victory and their third in ACC play this afternoon when they take on the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels will be a tough task for the Jackets. North Carolina comes in with a record of 17-2 and 3-1 in conference play, but is coming off a loss against Virginia.