Falconi wins; Yee honored

Afternoon news:

Irina Falconi, the nation’s top-ranked player, cruised through her first-round match in the NCAA Women’s Singles Championship in Athens, dispatching Vanderbilt’s Jackie Wu, 6-4, 6-1. Falconi, a sophomore, hasn’t lost since Feb. 13.

“It was a good start, but I still have a few matches to go,” Falconi said in a statement. “I knew she [Wu] would be a tough opponent.”

Falconi will play Northwestern’s Samantha Murray on Thursday.

Guillermo Gomez defeated Moritz Baumann in three sets, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

Softballer Jen Yee was named one of three finalists for the U.S.A. Softball Player of the Year Award.

The other two are UCLA’s Megan Langenfeld and Washington’s Danielle Lawrie.

The American Softball Association will announce the winner on June 1.

Yee is the first Tech player to be a finalist for the award. She reached base safely in all 62 games this season and leads the nation in batting average (.568), on-base percentage (1.270), runs score (93) and walks (88). She also hit 29 home runs and stole 21 bases.

Other Tech blogs today:

Favors live and in person: http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/2010/05/26/derrick-favors-video/?cxntfid=blogs_georgia_tech_sports

Anthony Allen calls out ESPN: http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/2010/05/26/youve-got-to-see-this-anthony-allen-is-a-funny-dude/?cxntfid=blogs_georgia_tech_sports

Robinson delivering for Jackets: http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/2010/05/26/robinson-delivering-for-tech-baseball/

Falconi’s unusual path to No. 1: http://www.ajc.com/sports/georgia-tech/falconis-unusual-path-to-535236.html

13 comments Add your comment

wesleywhatwhat

May 26th, 2010
3:31 pm

keep the good news coming…

DoakBoyGT

May 26th, 2010
3:51 pm

Yee deserves to be player of the year, too bad we had to run into a tough Oregon team

FrankTheFalcon

May 26th, 2010
4:49 pm

Doug Roberson, will you recheck those stats that you posted on Jen Yee? It they are accurate, then I have never seen stats that good and she must be a helluva player! Reached base in all 62 games,ok Leads the nation in batting avg. OK Leads nation in runs scored, OK 88 walks, OK Leads nation in on base percentage, OK But 29 HOMERUNS and 21 STEALS in addition to all of the above stats? Damn!!! Does she also take up money at the gate, sell popcorn and candy, and sell programs? Can she play defense? What position does she play? What is her real name? SUPERWOMAN

Tokyo jacket

May 26th, 2010
6:53 pm

No, she’s just Bugs Bunnyy who pitches, catches, and fields! Amazing year for her. If she doesn’t win, it’s rigged.

Reality

May 26th, 2010
7:51 pm

Way to go JACKETS! We have had a great sports year and it just keeps getting better. Too bad the ajc is set on pushing any tiny negative thing about Tech and, of course, over-blowing any tiny good ugag news.

Conference Champ in football – BCS Bowl
NCAA Tourney
CWS baseball
softball Tourney
tennis #1 ladies singles in nation

Did I leave anything out? Guess we can let ugag have gymnastics (because we don’t even have a team!).

GTPhenom

May 26th, 2010
8:31 pm

Lol, so, who watched that video Anthony Allen sent out to Heather Dinich of ESPN? That was seriously one of the best laughs I have gotten in quite a while!

SoCal Jacket

May 26th, 2010
9:51 pm

Actually, the unbelievable stat for Jen yee is an on-base percentage of 1.270. (Think about it…) I believe the 1.270 is her slugging percentage – still a phenomenal stat.

IL Jacket

May 26th, 2010
10:35 pm

Jen Yee is a phenomenal player and should be Player of the Year. I feel fortunate to be able to see her play on ESPN In the Regional. Great year, Jen!

GIVE ME A BREAK

May 26th, 2010
11:03 pm

Jen Yee also helped water down the field before a game in the tournament. She no doubt is a special young lady. GO JACKETS!!!!!

Wreck Horn

May 27th, 2010
12:29 am

Jen Yee is the Player of the Year and one of the best athletes in Tech history. Celebrate her, the softball team, and all our fine Spring-sport athletes in baseball, tennis, golf!

Ricky Bobby

May 27th, 2010
12:30 am

Falconi, Yee, Robinson….all good representatives for Ga. Tech. They almost made me forget we’re still paying Paul Hewitt for another year of mediocrity.

Ricky Bobby

May 27th, 2010
12:32 am

If justice is real and God really exists, then the first date Paul Hewitt’s daughter brings home will be white.

les

May 27th, 2010
8:29 am

As usual, Yech’s best athletes are their chicks