No. 25 Georgia Tech Falls At No. 13 Virginia 6-1
Jasmine Minor notches win over No. 122 Maria Fuccillo
April 6, 2012
Charlottesville, Va. - The 25th-ranked Georgia Tech women's tennis team (9-10, 3-5 ACC) dropped a tough 6-1 decision to the 13th-ranked Virginia Cavaliers (15-4, 6-2 ACC) Friday afternoon at the Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville, Va.
Freshman Jasmine Minor earned her 11th singles win of the spring's dual season and improved to 5-2 in ACC singles competition. The Mundelein, Ill., native downed the Cavaliers Maria Fuccillo, ranked No. 122, 6-1, 7-6 on court six.
"Overall, today was a very tough match and Virginia simply put more balls in the court today," assistant coach Alison Silverio said. "Lessons are learned every day. We need to learn from today and get back out there and compete tomorrow."
The Cavaliers earned an early edge in doubles action when UVa's 60th-ranked team of Hana Tomljanovic and Erin Vierra topped Tech's Lynn Blau and Elizabeth Kilborn 8-5 on court two. The Yellow Jackets leveled the doubles action with an 8-4 win by Viet Ha Ngo and Muriel Wacker over Virginia's Caryssa Peretz and Fuccillo on court three.
Tomljanovic, ranked No. 111, extended the Cavaliers' lead to 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Kilborn, ranked No. 108, on court three. Vierra added to the Wahoos' lead when she defeated Viet Ha Ngo, 6-0, 6-2, on court four.
The Cavaliers' 16th-ranked Fraser clinched the Virginia win with a 6-3, 7-5 win over the Jackets' 85th-ranked Caroline Lilley on court two. Peretz made the team score 5-0 in favor of Virginia with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Anghelescu on court five before Minor put Tech on the board on court six.
Hardenbergh, ranked No. 43, provided the final margin of victory for Virginia when she knocked off Tech's O'Neill, ranked No. 17, in a tough three-set match, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, on court one.
Georgia Tech now makes the short trek south to Blacksburg, Va., where it will take on the No. 66 Virginia Tech Hokies (12-8, 3-4 ACC) at noon Saturday at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
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#25 Georgia Tech at #13 Virginia
April 6, 2012
#13 Virginia 6, #25 Georgia Tech 1
Doubles (2, 3, 1)
1. #55 Emily Fraser / Lindsey Hardenbergh (UVA) def. #10 Jillian O'Neill / Alex Anghelescu (GT), 8-6
2. #60 Hana Tomljanovic / Erin Vierra (UVA) def. Lynn Blau / Elizabeth Kilborn (GT), 8-5
3. Viet Ha Ngo / Muriel Wacker (GT) def. Caryssa Peretz / Maria Fuccillo (UVA), 8-4
Singles (3, 4, 2, 5, 6, 1)
1. #43 Lindsey Hardenbergh (UVA) def. #17 Jillian O'Neill (GT), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
2. #16 Emily Fraser (UVA) def. #85 Caroline Lilley (GT), 6-3, 7-5
3. #111 Hana Tomljanovic (UVA) def. #108 Elizabeth Kilborn (GT), 6-1, 6-3
4. Erin Vierra (UVA) def. Viet Ha Ngo (GT), 6-0, 6-2
5. Caryssa Peretz (UVA) def. Alex Anghelescu (GT), 6-4, 7-5
6. Jasmine Minor (GT) def. #122 Maria Fuccillo (UVA), 6-1, 7-6
Georgia Tech 9-10, 3-5 ACC, national ranking No. 25
Virginia 15-4, 6-2 ACC, national ranking No. 13
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