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Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm

Syracuse Tennis Loses To Georgia Tech 4-3

By Brittany Ehrlich

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse women’s tennis team lost to Georiga Tech 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. The Orange almost were almost able to pull of the offset to the the number six team in Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings.

Coach Younes Limam said his team doesn’t pay close attention to numbers when getting ready for a match. He went on to say he was proud of his team despite the loss.

“I was extremely proud of how the team came in,” said Limam. “I think we lost confidence in the doubles and lost a lot of energy, but we did a great job going to singles, not letting it affect us to much and they fought extremely hard and just came up a little bit short.”

Sophomore Gabriela Knutson won her doubles match, and Knutson says she felt confident today after playing well throughout the week in practice. She also said her team has been working really hard.

“I think we are playing really well,” said Knutson. “I’m proud of us. We did everything that we could and at the end they were just a little bit better.”

In doubles at the number one spot with a  very close match, Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez lost 6-7. Dina Hegab and Anna Shkudon at the second spot won their match 6-4.  Maria Tritou and Nicole Mitchell lost their match 4-6, giving Georgia Tech the early lead.

At singles, Miranda Ramirez had her first start at the number one spot for singles where she won (6-4,6-4). That marked Ramirez’s 10th consecutive win and 11th of the season.

Gabriela Knutson (6-4,6-4) at third singles and Dina Hegab (4-6,6-1, 7-5) at sixth singles also won their matches. Both girls now have 6 match wins on the season.

Anna Shkudon lost her match (3-6,6-4,0-6) at second singles along with Maria Tritou (4-6, 5-7) at fourth singles, and Libi Mesh (5-7, 0-6) at fifth singles.

The Orange play again on Friday, March 31st against Louisville at 3 P.M. at home. Georgia Tech is currently 13-5 overall.