Tech women’s tennis falls in Sweet 16

The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team was eliminated from the NCAA tournament Thursday, losing 4-0 to ninth-seeded California in a round-of-16 match in Athens.

The Jackets lost the doubles point and then No. 2 singles Caroline Lilley fell 6-3, 6-0 to Zsofi Susanyi, followed by Elizabeth Kilborn’s 6-4, 6-1 loss to Anett Schutting at No. 3 singles and the clincher, Jana Juricova over Jillian O’Neill at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-2.

The Bears move on to play top-seeded UCLA in the quarterfinals Saturday.

The Jackets reached Athens by beating eighth-seeded Alabama in Tuscaloosa in the second round, making the Crimson Tide the highest seed to fall to that point. Tech ends its season at 16-12. They won seven of their last nine matches.

O’Neill and Alex Anghelescu will play in the NCAA individual championship May 23-28 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens. O’Neill received a top-16 seed for the singles bracket and will play doubles with Anghelescu.

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Supersize that order, mutt

May 17th, 2012
1:51 pm

That’s too bad, but I am still proud of the way they have represented Georgia Tech. Thanks, ladies !!!!


May 17th, 2012
2:32 pm

Great effort to close out the season. Looks like Cal was loaded.


May 17th, 2012
2:50 pm

Super, #1 2 straight days!…glad you acted like you been thar b4……


May 17th, 2012
3:36 pm

High-rated class coming in! The future is always bright with Bryan Shelton and the GT tennis women!

Supersize that order, mutt

May 17th, 2012
5:01 pm

@ juvenal…..LOL

5150 UOAD

May 17th, 2012
5:09 pm

Damn I hate that but I hate that we always have to play in Athens too.