March 3, 2005
CLEMSON, S.C. – No. 23 Georgia Tech women’s tennis opened its 2005 conference campaign with a 4-3 victory over No. 18 Clemson. Kacie Anson started things off for the Jackets with a straight set win in the No. 6 spot, 6-2, 6-1 and Lyndsay Shosho clinched the match for Tech with 6-4, 6-2 victory.
“Kacie started us off quickly,” head coach Bryan Shelton stated. “I thought she played very well and got the ball rolling for us. We wanted to start off the conference season with a win. Clemson won the ACC championship last year, so we knew this would be a big challenge for our team. I am so proud of them. They came out, played hard and never gave up.”
The Yellow Jackets started the day by losing the doubles point. Clemson was able to pick up wins at both No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to secure the doubles point for the Tigers.
Georgia Tech responded in singles action. Anson was a straight set winner to give the Jackets its first point. Dasha Potapova and Alison Silverio both added straight set wins of their own at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions. Shosho clinched the match for Tech with her 6-4, 6-2 victory in the No. 5 position.
“I thought we did a really good job today,” Shelton added. “We lost the doubles point, but our girls responded well. With our backs to the wall, we came out and fought hard.”
Georgia Tech will return to action on Sunday, March 6, as the Yellow Jackets play host to South Alabama at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. The match is set to begin at noon.
#23 Georgia Tech 4, #18 Clemson 3
Singles1. #3 Julie Coin (CU) def. #20 Kristi Miller (GT), 6-1, 6-22. Romy Farah (CU) def. Kelly Anderson (GT), 7-6(5), 6-33. Dasha Potapova (GT) def. Maria Brito (CU), 7-5, 6-44. Alison Silverio (GT) def. Carol Salge (CU), 6-2, 6-05. Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. Richele LeSaldo (CU), 6-4, 6-26. Kacie Anson (GT) def. Ioana Paun (CU), 6-2, 6-1
Doubles1. Coin/Farah (CU) def. #11 Miller/Silverio (GT), 8-32. Anderson/Shosho (GT) def. Brito/LeSaldo (CU), 8-33. Paun/Salge (CU) def. Anson/Potapova (GT) 9-7