Feb. 15, 2003
NASHVILLE, TENN. – The 24th-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team was unable build momentum in singles play after dropping the doubles point and dropped a 6-1 decision to 10th-ranked Vanderbilt on Saturday afternoon at the Currey Tennis Center in Nashville, Tenn.
The Commodores (9-1) took early control in the match with the Yellow Jackets (3-2) as they claimed a pair of doubles victories to open the day. Vanderbilt’s team of Sarah Riske and Aleke Tsoubanos defeated Tech’s tandem of Jaime Wong and Kelly Anderson at No. 1 by an 8-6 score, while Menees and Schellhas downed the Jackets’ Lyndsay Shosho and Sekita Grant by an 8-4 score at No. 3 to win the point. The Yellow Jackets’ team of Maria Nieto and Catherine Gunn defeated Audra Falk and Kelly Schmandt at No. 2 by an 8-5 count for Tech’s only doubles win. The win by the Commodores marked the first time that Tech has dropped the doubles point in a match this year.
In singles play, Vanderbilt won the match when Schmandt rallied to defeat Tech’s Kelly Anderson at No. 3. Anderson won the first set by a 6-3 score, but was unable to hold on, as Schmandt won the second set by a 6-0 score before battling for a 6-4 win in the third. Freshman Lyndsay Shosho was the Yellow Jackets lone singles winner of the day, as she defeated Ashley Schellhas at No. 5 in straight sets by a 7-6, 6-1 score.
Georgia Tech will be back in action tomorrow, when it travels to Murfreesboro, Tenn., to face Middle Tennessee State in a match that will get under way at 11 a.m.
#10 VANDERBILT 6, #24 GEORGIA TECH 1DOUBLES1. Riske/Tsoubanos (V) d. Wong/Anderson (GT), 8-62. Nieto/Gunn (GT) d. Falk/Schmandt (V), 8-53. Menees/Schellhas (V) d. Shosho/Grant (GT), 8-4
SINGLES 1. Sarah Riske (V) d. Jaime Wong (GT), 6-3, 6-1 2. Aleke Tsoubanos (V) d. Catherine Gunn (GT), 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 3. Kelly Schmandt (V) d. Kelly Anderson (GT), 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 4. Audra Falk (V) d. Annelies Schenk (GT), 6-2, 6-0 5. Lyndsay Shosho (GT) d. Ashley Schellhas (V), 7-6, 6-1 6. Kori Scott (V) d. Mario Nieto (GT), 6-2, 7-6