May 22, 2007
2007 NCAA Women’s Tennis National Championship
Georgia Tech 4, UCLA 2
Georgia Tech Post-game Notes
Georgia Tech captured its first NCAA National Team Title–of any sport–with a 4-2 win over UCLA Tuesday night. (Tech has won four national titles in football, but those aren’t awarded by the NCAA).
Tech was playing in an NCAA title game for just the third time in school history. (The men’s basketball team lost in 2004 and the baseball team was defeated in 1994 in the Jackets’ two previous NCAA title game appearances).
The Yellow Jackets finished the season with a record-high 29 wins in 2007, including finishing on a 21-match winning streak.
Prior to this year’s tournament, Georgia Tech had never advanced past the Round of 16 in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships.
Tech earned its ninth win of the season when losing the doubles point.
Silverio (No. 2 singles), McDowell (No. 4 singles) and Striplin (No. 5 singles) were named to the NCAA All-Tournament team, with Silverio earning MVP honors.
Silverio clinched the match for the Jackets for the second time in the last four matches (She finished the NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 singles record.)
McDowell won 11-straight matches to finish the season, and dropped just 10 games in her six NCAA matches combined.