Tech Women Split Doubles Matches on Day One of Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships

Jan. 13, 2007

LAS VEGAS – Georgia Tech split a pair of doubles matches on a weather-shortened first day in the Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships, which is being contested at the Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas, Nev.

Four veteran members of the 2007 Yellow Jacket tennis team are competing against some of the nation’s top talent, including players from top-ranked Stanford, No. 2 Florida, No. 4 Notre Dame, No. 15 UCLA, No. 23 Arizona State, No. 42 Oregon, and No. 48 UNLV, who is hosting the tournament.

The first two flights of singles, which were scheduled to begin Friday but were postponed due to the frigid outdoor conditions, are scheduled to begin Saturday.

The Yellow Jackets were able to begin doubles play Friday, with the Tech duo of Kristi Miller and Whitney McCray stopping Arizona State’s tandem of Rebecca Rankin and Nadia Abdala, 8-6, in the first round, while Yellow Jacket seniors Alison Silverio and Tarryn Rudman dropped an 8-6 decision to UCLA’s Ashley Joelson and Alex McGoodwin.

Miller and McCray will face UNLV’s Elena Gantcheva and Kristina Nedeltcheva in the second round Saturday.

Kristi Miller/Whitney McCray (GT) def. Rebecca Rankin/Nadia Abdala (ASU) 8-6 Ashley Joelson/Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Alison Silverio/Tarryn Rudman (GT) 8-6

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