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Yellow Jacket Roundup: April 2nd, 2018

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A busy week on the Flats across all the spring sports.

Men’s Tennis had a close loss to VPISU.
Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

It’s back to business as usual this week on the Flats with your non-revenue sports.


No. 3 Women’s Tennis

Tech started off the weekend with a win over the Fighting Irish. The Jackets took the match 5-2 en route to the victory. Tech scored the doubles point off victories from Johnnise Renaud/Nami Otsuka and Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones. Ida Jarlskog and Victoria Flores were at match point when their game was ended, as Tech had already clinched the point. In singles play, Otsuka cruised to a win, while Hourigan responded to a Notre Dame victory with a point of her own. Leading 3-1, Jones and Jarlskog added points as well, offsetting a Notre Dame point, ensuring the final margin.

Against Syracuse, dropping the doubles point proved to be the difference as Tech fell to the no. 34 Orange 4-3 on Sunday. Renaud, Jones, and Jarlskog won in singles play, but the Jackets couldn’t take enough singles matches to offset the loss in doubles. The Jackets aere now 14-4 and 6-2 in the conference.

This Week: Women’s Tennis hosts two teams from Tobacco Road, Wake Forest and Duke, this weekend.

Volleyball

Volleyball hosted a round robin invitational on Saturday but the results have not yet been posted. Stay tuned!

This Week: Tech heads to Clemson for a head to head matchup with the Tigers Thursday.

Softball

Wednesday, March 28th: Georgia State (16-15) quiets Georgia Tech (19-12), 3-2.

Friday, March 30th: Florida State (27-6) defeats Georgia Tech (19-13), 13-2.

Saturday, March 31st: Florida State (28-6) knocks off Georgia Tech (19-14), 4-2.

Sunday, April 1st: Florida State (29-6) sweeps Georgia Tech (19-15), 11-3.

  • Tech took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first off of a Rebecca Prairie home run, but the Jackets couldn’t hold on in their crosstown showdown with the Panthers. Though Emily Anderson kept the visitors scoreless through four, and the team yielded just three runs, the Jackets were unable to provide power at the plate and fell 3-2.
  • No. 11 Florida State proved dominant Friday night, defeating the Jackets 13-2 in five innings. Tech never led in the game, which was an all-around thorough victory for the Seminoles.
  • The Seminoles again defeated the Jackets, though the game was a much closer affair on Saturday. The Jackets nearly pulled off a comeback, but their late rally wasn’t enough, and they ultimately lost 4-2. The Seminoles struck first, scoring two after loading the bases on the first. The Jackets and their guests traded runs, and a Crosby Huckabay home run made the score 4-2 in the bottom of the last inning, but that was all she wrote.
  • The Jackets scored first, thanks to a two run Katie Krzus home run. Though the visitors scored a run in the top of the third, Tech added another in their half, making the score 3-1. Tech clung to the lead at 3-2 until the top of the sixth, when the Seminole floodgates opened and their piled on nine runs, bringing the final tally to 11-3, giving them the series sweep.

This Week: Tech hosts their arch rival from the East before setting out for a weekend series at Duke.

Track and Field

Tech started the weekend strong in the 5000m in Gainesville, with another strong performance from both the men and the women in the event. Avery Bartlett again ran well, securing the fastest time in the ACC this year in the 800m. Also in the 5000m, Nahom Solomon, across the country in Silicon Valley, broke the ancient school record with an ACC qualifying time of 13:51.92. Meanwhile, Jeanine Williams continued her personal march through the 100m hurdles, with her 13.15 tops in the NCAA East Region and top 10 in the country. Nicole Fegans, also in California, secured the top time in the ACC in the 5000m, also putting her in the national top 10. The highlight of the weekend, however, was probably the record breaking shuttle hurdle relay, good for ninth in NCAA history by Kenya Collins, Marinice Bauman, Raven Stewart, and Williams with a 53.16.

This Week: Tech heads to Athens for a one-day meet at u[sic]ga.

Men’s Tennis

Tech seized an early lead by winning the doubles point, thanks to solid performances from Philip Gresk/Andrew Li and Michael Kay/Carlos Divar. Kay followed that up with a quick win in singles, while Chris Yun added a third point. However, it all fell apart for Tech, who were unable to take another point as VPISU scored four to win the match.

This Week: Men’s Tennis is also off to Tobacco Road, which is a theme, it seems, to face North Carolina State and Wake Forest.

Baseball

For baseball coverage: Tech took the season series against Georgia Southern for the fourth straight years on Tuesday night, making the roster’s current seniors 8-0 against the Eagles, then throttled Miami in a three game sweep at the Rusty C. They are now a solid 17-11 and and even 6-6 in the ACC.

This week: Baseball heads to Athens to face the team in red and black, then returns home for a weekends series with the Florida State Seminoles.


This Week on the Flats:

BOLD for home, REGULAR for away, ITALIC for time and location

Monday: OFF

Tuesday:
Baseball @ georgia
7:00 PM, Athens, GA, SEC Network Plus and WREK 91.1

Wednesday:
Softball vs. georgia
7:00 PM, Mewborn Field, ACC Network Extra

Thursday:
Volleyball @ Clemson
TBA, Clemson, SC

Friday:
Men’s Tennis @ North Carolina State
2:00 PM, Raleigh, NC
Women’s Tennis vs. Duke
3:00 PM, Ken Byers Tennis Complex
Softball @ Duke
5:00 PM, Durham, NC, ACC Network Extra
Baseball vs. Florida State
6:00 PM, The Rusty C, ACC Network Extra and WREK 91.1

Saturday:
Golf @ Irish Creek Intercollegiate
All day, Kannapolis, NC
Track and Field @ Spec Towns Invitational
All day, Athens, GA
Softball @ Duke
1:00 PM, Durham, NC, ACC Network Extra
Baseball vs. Florida State
6:00 PM, The Rusty C, ACC Network Extra and WREK 91.1

Sunday:
Golf @ Irish Creek Intercollegiate
All day, Kannapolis, NC
Men’s Tennis @ Wake Forest
12:00 PM, Winston-Salem, NC
Women’s Tennis vs. Wake Forest
12:00 PM, Ken Byers Tennis Complex
Softball @ Duke
1:00 PM, Durham, NC, ACC Network Extra
Baseball vs. Florida State
1:00 PM, The Rusty C, ACC Network Extra and WREK 91.1