ATLANTA – The No. 9 Virginia women’s tennis team (7-3, 1-1 ACC) suffered a 4-3 loss at No. 11 Georgia Tech (11-5, 1-1 ACC) on Friday (Feb. 21) in Atlanta, Ga.
The Cavaliers won the doubles point and took an early 2-1 lead in the match, but Georgia Tech came back to hold a 3-2 edge. A win by senior Chloe Gullickson (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) on court six tied the match at 3-3, but Georgia Tech picked up a win on court four to secure the victory.
Rosie Johanson (Vancouver, British Columbia) and Vivian Glozman (Bellevue, Wash.) got things off to a great start with a 6-0 win on doubles court three. After the No. 17-ranked Georgia Tech doubles team won on court one, the tandem of freshman Natasha Subhash (Fairfax, Va.) and sophomore Sofia Munera (Pereira, Colombia) clinched the point with a 6-4 win on court two.
In singles, Munera picked up a quick 6-3, 6-3 win on court five over Rosie Garcia Gross to give UVA a 2-0 lead. Georgia Tech followed with wins on courts one through three to take a 3-2 lead. Gullickson closed out a 6-4, 6-2 win on court six over Monika Dedaj to tie the match, leaving the fate of the match to be decided on court four. Glozman had dropped her first set against Nami Otsuka, 6-2, but rallied for a 6-3 win in the second set to force a third. Glozman had the early edge in the third set, leading 5-3, but Otsuka won four straight games to take the set 7-5 and clinch the victory for the Yellow Jackets.
- Court four was the only match decided in a third set. All other courts were won in straight sets
- Sofia Munera improves to 17-10 in singles and 6-3 in dual matches. Chloe Gullickson is also 6-2 in duals with an 11-9 overall singles record
- Natasha Subhash and Munera are now 10-2 this season as a doubles team
ON THE HORIZON
- Virginia will come home to host Clemson (9-3, 1-1 ACC) on Sunday (Feb. 23) in a noon match at the Snyder Tennis Center. Admission is free to the public