Jan. 27, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. - The No. 23 University of Tennessee women's tennis team closed out its time at the ITA Kickoff with a 4-2 loss to No. 22 Georgia Tech Sunday on the campus of the University of Nebraska.
"It was a tough day," said co-head coach Mike Patrick. "We competed in some spots and have to get better in others. We had some people out today need to figure out how to overcome that. Played with six people, but a few starters were out. Get better between now and next week when we play Michigan and Notre Dame."
The Lady Vols battled in doubles play but were unable to secure the doubles point despite an 8-4 victory at the No. 1 doubles position by No. 12 Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely. No. 41 ranked Caitlyn Williams and Joanna Henderson fought hard on court two, but fell just short 8-6 as Georgia Tech went into singles play with a 1-0 advantage.
Boren and Szkeley's Sunday success continued into singles play as they easily took down their Yellow Jacket opponents. Boren defeated No. 39 Elizabeth Kilborn 6-1, 6-3 while Szekely beat Kendal Woodard 6-3, 6-2 to give the Lady Vols a brief 2-1 match edge.
Georgia Tech retook the lead when Jesse Grace dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision to Muriel Wacker at No. 6 singles and a 7-5, 6-3 win by Natasha Prokhnevska over Tiffany Tavares on court five helped the Yellow Jackets to regain the lead.
GT captured the win with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles as Henderson fell to Megan Kurey. When the match ended, Caitlyn Williams was up 7-6, 2-0 on court three.
The Lady Vols will head back out on the road next weekend when they travel to Michigan and Notre Dame. Tennessee will begin their road trip in Ann Arbor on Friday, Feb. 1 at 3:30 p.m.
1. No. 23 Brynn Boren UT def. No. 39 Elizabeth Kilborn GT 6-1, 6-3
2. No. 25 Kata Szekely UT def. Kendal Woodard GT 6-3, 6-2
3. Caitlyn Williams UT vs. Alex Anghelescu GT 7-6, 2-0 (unfinished)
4. Megan Kurey GT def. Joanna Henderson UT 6-2, 6-3
5. Natasha Prokhnevska GT def. Tiffany Tavares UT 7-5, 6-3
6. Muriel Wacker GT def. Jesse Grace UT 6-2, 6-2
1. No. 12 Brynn Boren/Kata Szekely UT def. Elizabeth Kilborn/Alex Anghelescu GT 8-4
2. Megan Kurey/Kendal Woodard GT def. No. 41 Joanna Henderson/Caitlyn Williams UT 8-6
3. Muriel Wacker/Natasha Prokhnevska GT def. Sarah Toti/Tiffany Tavares UT 8-2