No. 7 Tech Women Blank No. 67 Maryland, 7-0

March 9, 2007

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The seventh-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team snapped back after dropping their first conference match of the season to blank No. 67 Maryland, 7-0, Friday afternoon in College Park, Md.

Georgia Tech (9-4, 1-1 ACC) won two of three doubles matches and all six singles matches to win their first conference match of the year.

Alison Silverio and Amanda Craddock started the Jackets off on a positive note, defeating Michal Amir and Maggie MacKeever, 8-1, at the top of the doubles lineup before the doubles tandem of Kristi Miller and Amanda McDowell gave the Jackets the point with an 8-1 win over Lisa Miller and Elyse Steiner at the No. 3 slot.

Craddock helped Tech to a 2-0 lead when she dispatched Masha Senic, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 6 singles before Tarryn Rudman gave the Jackets the 3-0 edge with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Brooke Rogers at the No. 5 singles position.

With a 6-3, 6-2 win over Steiner at the No. 3 spot, Kirsten Flower clinched the match for the Yellow Jackets, while Silverio pushed the score to 5-0 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Amir at No. 5 singles.

McDowell and Miller then finished off the match with straight-set victories at the Nos. 4 and 1 singles positions for the sweep. McDowell stopped MacKeever, 6-2, 6-3, and Miller defeated Marianne Baker, 6-2, 7-5

The Jackets will continue on to Boston College, where they play the Eagles Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

Tennis Match ResultsGeorgia Tech vs MarylandMar 09, 2007 at College Park, Md.
#7 Georgia Tech 7, #67 Maryland 0Singles competition1. Kristi Miller (GTECH) def. Marianne Baker (MD) 6-2, 7-52. Alison Silverio (GTECH) def. Michal Amir (MD) 6-4, 6-23. Kirsten Flower (GTECH) def. Elyse Steiner (MD) 6-3, 6-24. Amanda McDowell (GTECH) def. Maggie MacKeever (MD) 6-2, 6-35. Tarryn Rudman (GTECH) def. Brooke Rogers (MD) 6-2, 6-06. Amanda Craddock (GTECH) def. Masha Senic (MD) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition1. Craddock/ Silverio (GTECH) def. Amir/ MacKeever (MD) 8-12. Baker/ Rogers (MD) def. Flower/ Rudman (GTECH) 8-73. McDowell/ Miller (GTECH) def. Lisa Miller/ Steiner (MD) 8-1
Match Notes:Order of Finish: Doubles (1,3,2) Singles (6,5,3,2,4,1)Georgia Tech 8-4; National ranking #7Maryland 7-5; National ranking #67

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