March 6, 2005
ATLANTA – Lyndsay Shosho won in straight sets to help power No. 23 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team to a 5-2 victory over No. 47 South Alabama. Shosho clinched the win for the Yellow Jackets and helped Tech improve to 7-2 on the season.
Georgia Tech started the day off by claiming the doubles point. Whitney McCray and Esther van Londen teamed up in the No. 3 doubles position and made short work of the USA tandem. Kelly Anderson and Shosho fell in the No. 2 spot, before Kristi Miller and Alison Silverio took an 8-6 win to clinch the doubles point.
In singles action, South Alabama tied the score at one apiece as Maria Zivcicova made short work of Tech’s Dasha Potapova winning 6-1, 6-1. Miller gave the Jackets the lead with her straight set win (6-2, 6-3) in the No. 1 position. Kacie Anson dropped a straight set match at the No. 6 position to tie the overall match at 2-2.
With the match tied, Silverio downed Katarina Palenikova 6-4, 6-4 to set up Shosho for the deciding point. Shosho won the first game 7-6 in a tiebreaker and took the next game 6-4 to give the Yellow Jackets the win.
In the final match, Anderson pulled out a three-set win in the No. 2 spot, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
The Yellow Jackets women’s tennis team returns to action Thursday, March 10, when Georgia Tech plays host to Virginia Tech in an Atlantic Coast Conference match up. The match is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. and will be played at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
ResultsDoubles1. Miller/Silverio (GT) def. Palenikova/Rupic (USA), 8-6*2. Jarova/Kurekova (USA) def. Anderson/Shosho (GT), 8-63. McCray/van Londen (GT) def. Stanic/Nemcovicova (USA), 8-2
SinglesKristi Miller (GT) def. Andrea Kurekova (USA), 6-2, 6-3Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Ana Rupic (USA), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1Maria Zivcicova (USA) def. Dasha Potapova (GT), 6-1, 6-1Alison Silverio (GT) def. Katarina Palenikova (USA), 6-4, 6-4Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. Dominika Nemcovicova (USA), 7-6, 6-4**Dijana Stanic (USA) def. Kacie Anson (GT), 6-3, 6-1
* - Clinched the doubles point** - Clinched the match