Feb. 4, 2003
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech freshman women’s tennis player Kelly Anderson has been named the ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the conference office announced from Greensboro, N.C., on Tuesday.
Anderson, who joined the team after the fall semester, posted a perfect combined 6-0 record in singles and doubles competition to begin the dual-match season last week. The Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, native did not lose a set in three singles matches on the week. She opened her Yellow Jacket career with a win over Georgia State’s Rebecca Mitchell at No. 4 singles, recording a 6-0, 6-0 decision. Against South Alabama’s Marlieke Jager, Anderson was also dominant, winning in straight sets by a 6-4, 6-1 count. In her final match of the week, she defeated Auburn’s Sarah Suitor by a 6-2, 6-1 score.
In doubles action, Anderson teamed with senior Jaime Wong at the No. 1 spot in the lineup to record a trio of wins on the week. The duo defeated Georgia State’s Forgacs and Breitholtz by an 8-4 score and then downed South Alabama’s team of Stoklasova and Palenikova by an 8-6 count. The tandem closed out the week with a victory over Auburn’s Bercik and Ramirez by a 9-8 (8-6) score.
Anderson and her Yellow Jacket teammates will return to action on Saturday, when they host Iowa at 11 a.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Tech’s match with Texas A&M, originally scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m., has been moved to March 17 at 1 p.m.