THE APARTMENTS – Georgia Tech women’s tennis will resume the playoffs in Champaign, Ill., as four Yellow Jackets compete in the NCAA Individual Championships in singles and doubles this week. Carol Lee will open play on Monday in the singles draw. Doubles action begins Tuesday with Lee and Kate Sharabura and Kylie Bilchev and Ava Hrastar representing Georgia Tech.
GEORGIA TECH at NCAA Individuals
WHEN: Monday 23-28 May
OR: Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex, Champaign, Ill.
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THE SCENE: The men’s and women’s singles round of 64 begins Monday, May 23 at 11 a.m. EST, followed by the second round of singles and the first round of doubles on Tuesday. Lee won an overall bid in the singles draw based on her national ranking and opens the game against No. 52 Maria Titova of Kansas on Monday morning. Lee led the Jackets from the No. 1 position in singles throughout the season and climbed to No. 22 in the ITA National Rankings.
Lee and Sharabura combined to post an overall doubles record of 22-5 this season, climbing to No. 4 in the latest ITA rankings. The doubles team will open play on Tuesday against No. 11 Allura Zamarripa and Peyton Stearns of Texas.
Bilchev and Hrastar, initially listed as substitutes in the doubles field, gained entry as the No. 36 ranked doubles team in the country. The pair went 19-9 overall in doubles, mostly from the No. 2 position. The Jackets will open play against Florida No. 23 Carly Briggs and Marlee Zein on Tuesday.
The action continues on Wednesday with the singles and doubles round of 16 matches. The singles and doubles quarter-finals are on Thursday, followed by the semi-finals on Friday. The finals will be played Saturday at 1 p.m. EST.
No. 33 Georgia Tech
No. 22 Carol Lee
#4 Carol Lee/Kate Sharabura
#36 Kylie Bilchev/Ava Hrastar