Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Women's Team Falls to #20 Florida State

The Lady Jackets faced Florida State in their ACC opener at the Bill Moore Tennis Center on February 26th in their outdoor facility. Tech fought hard, but the Seminoles proved to be too strong of a team and defeated the Lady Jackets by a 5-2 margin. Tech falls to 5-4 on the season, while Florida State ups their mark to 4-2.

All the matches were close, but Florida State was able to come out as the victor more often than Tech. The Seminoles were able to grab the doubles point, winning at lines #1 and #3. The #1 Tech tandem of Sasha Krupina and Elizabeth Kilborn had a convincing lead, jumping out to 5-0, but Florida State's Noemie Scharle and Federica Suess fired back, clinching the match by an 8-6 score. However, Tech's #2 pair Jillian O'Neill and Viet Ha Ngo did have an impressive win over the #47 ranked doubles team in the country, defeating FSU's Francesca Segarelli and Ruth Seaborne with an easy 8-2 win.
Jillian O'Neill won in singles and doubles against FSU.

Florida State prevailed at lines 1,2,5, and 6 in singles. However, 2 of the 4 matches FSU won were in 3 sets. #61 nationally ranked Jillian O'Neill had a strong win at #3 singles, defeating #32 Noemie Scharle 6-4, 6-1. Senior Sasha Krupina also came out victorious in singles, winning 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 at #4 over Federica Suess.

The Jackets are looking to shake off this loss and even their ACC mark by upending Clemson on Wednesday, March 2nd. The Jackets will travel to Clemson, South Carolina and will be competing at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.


  1. nice blog. would you would have like to play for the yellow jackets tennis program?

  2. I don't follow tennis, but I do love to watch matches on television. This is a very active sport, and I love the recap you gave of the Yellow Jackets' latest match. Your article shows you are a great sports/news writer.

  3. @ D. Clemson- I would have loved to play for Tech! However, I didn't start playing competitively until age 15, so it would have been very difficult for me to make their lineup since those girls have been playing tournaments since they were 7 or 8.

    @ Melanie-thank you! :)

  4. I dont watch tennis but I love your blog. Especially since I love bees cause they're my favorite colors. :) I think that your blog shows that you are a very good writer.