ATLANTA — Cristina Mayorova defeated the No. 54 ranked singles player in Carol Lee, 6-4, 7-5 while Samantha Buyckx advanced to 11-2 on the season with a win on Court 5, but the No. 57 Tigers came up short against No. 28 Georgia Tech in a 5-2 loss.
Georgia Tech took control of the match early despite a strong effort on Court 1 doubles from Buyckx and Ali DeSpain, as they lost a hard fought set to the No. 9 pair in the country, 6-3.
The Yellow Jackets continued their solid play into singles, winning the first match to take a 2-0 lead. Buyckx looked to give the Tigers life as she prevailed in two sets, 6-4, 6-2. The win added to an already stellar season for the sophomore, as she is now 11-2 this spring and 5-0 on Court 5.
Georgia Tech did not waver, and clinched the match 4-1 by winning the next two singles matches. On Court 1, Mayorova challenged her opponent early by winning the first set, and then with the second set even at 5-5, she managed to win back to back games and come away with a top-60 win.
“I thought our team competed well, we just come up a little short,” said Head Coach Christy Lynch of the hard-fought match. “GT played well especially in doubles. Cristina had an impressive win today at #1 over a strong opponent and played so smart and tough. I’m excited to see how we respond as a team tomorrow against JMU!”
Up next, the Tigers return to action immediately, as they host James Madison on Sunday morning. First serve is slated for 11 a.m.
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