Feb. 1, 2013
NASHVILLE – No. 21 Vanderbilt hits the road to Atlanta, Ga., to take on the 22nd-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. CT. The match at Georgia Tech marks the fifth top-25 team the Commodores will have played so far this season.
Last Time Out
In a tough battle of two top-25 teams, No. 21 Vanderbilt knocked off the 14th-ranked Northwestern Wildcats, 4-2, Thursday night in Nashville. After dropping the doubles point, the Commodores fought back to win four of the six singles matches. Fresh off SEC Player of the Week honors, Lauren Mira continued her stellar play. Playing in No. 1 singles, Mira defeated No. 67 Kate Turvy, 6-4, 6-3. After dropping the first set (No. 3 singles) to Belinda Niu, 4-6, Courtney Colton fought back to win the second and third sets, 6-4, 6-3, clinching the match for Vanderbilt. In a tough three-set match at the No. 4 position, Georgina Sellyn came away with a win for the Commodores. The Glasgow, Scotland, native defeated NU’s Brittany Wowchuk, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. Frances Altick won her singles match at No. 5 over Alicia Barnett. The win over Northwestern improved the Commodores to 3-0 on the season.
About Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets enter the match ranked No. 22 in the ITA Rankings and 2-1 on the season. Georgia Tech is represented in the ITA singles rankings by No. 39 Elizabeth Kilborn. The ITA Kick-Off Weekend was the last event for Georgia Tech in which they fell to Notre Dame in the first round, but came back to win the consolation match versus No. 23 Tennessee. Four different Yellow Jackets have nine wins in singles play on the season. In doubles competition, Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard lead Georgia Tech with a record of 7-3 and 3-0 in dual matches.
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Vanderbilt heads to Charlottesville, Va., for the 2013 ITA National Team Indoor Championship Feb. 8-11. The University of Virginia is the host school.