Comments Published on March 3, 2019 at 4:48 pm Contact Eric: email@example.com No. 27 Syracuse (8-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) ventured to Atlanta to extend its four-game win streak. Instead, No. 35 Georgia Tech (5-5, 2-1) didn’t let it happen, defeating Syracuse 4-3.The match started outdoors for doubles play until it started raining. As the matches were disrupted, Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez were down 4-1 and Dina Hegab and Guzal Yusupova trailed 3-2 in doubles. Libi Mesh and Sonya Treshcheva were also losing 3-2 in Treshcheva’s first match back from a foot injury since Feb. 3.But the venue switch seemingly had no effect. Hegab and Yusupova lost 6-3 and Mesh and Treshcheva lost 6-2, giving Georgia Tech the first point of the match. Knutson and Ramirez were only down 5-4, but their match went unfinished.The first singles match of the day finished quickly. Sofya Golubovskaya, in just her second singles match since Feb. 10 after a shoulder injury, struggled at second doubles against Nami Otsuka. Golubovskaya fell in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.In first singles, No. 42 Knutson squared off against No. 24 Kenya Jones. Jones took the first set, 6-4, but Knutson fired back with a 6-4 set win of her own. But in the third set, Knutson hit a wall. Already down 5-0 in the set, a cross-court return by Knutson was fired back by a Jones backhand down the sideline and Knutson couldn’t get there in time, giving Jones the 6-0 set win. Minutes later, the Yellow Jackets clinched the match as Valeriya Deminova defeated Masha Tritou in fourth singles, 6-3, 7-5.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 71 Ramirez won 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 in third singles and Yusupova, playing at sixth singles, also won in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (7-0). And at fifth singles, Mesh pushed Gia Cohen to three sets, winning the final set, 7-5.Syracuse will look to get back in the win column on March 11 when they travel to face Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Florida. Facebook Twitter Google+
A strong second-half performance from Waterford propelled them to a 2-19 to 0-15 victory over the Premier County in the U21 provincial decider, which was played at Walsh Park.The Déise made a positive start to the opening period too and it took Tipp until the 11th minute to register their first score – a point from Andrew Coffey.The Nenagh Eire Og man got a second shortly afterwards and William Maher’s side drew level by the quarter-hour mark courtesy of Conor Lanigan. There was nothing in for the next 10 minutes until the home side got the first goal of the night through Stephen Bennett, who beat Brian Hogan after Patrick Curran’s free went slightly awry.There were protest from the Tipp management that Bennett was in the square but the officials didn’t change their original decision to allow it.The Premier got another point from dual star Josh Keane just before the break and trailed by 1-6 to 0-7 as the teams headed for the dressing rooms.Austin Gleeson, who was arguably Man of the Match, got the first two scores of the second-half.However, Tipp didn’t wilt and were level after 45 minutes courtesy of Keane’s point.The match turned decisively in the eventual winners’ direction shortly afterwards when substitute Peter Hogan found the net after being set up brilliantly by Stephen Bennett.Try as they might the Premier County couldn’t pull back the deficit and Waterford claimed their first provincial title at this grade since 1994.