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.