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12th-Ranked Jackets Drop No. 16 Wake Forest, 7-0

April 15, 2006

ATLANTA – Led by rookie Christy Striplin, who recorded a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles, the 12th-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (17-5, 8-2 ACC) recorded a 7-0 win over the visiting 16th-ranked Demon Deacons of Wake Forest (12-7, 5-5 ACC) Saturday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

The Yellow Jackets have just one regular season match remaining this season, and will face the NC State Wolfpack, ranked No. 36 in the nation, Sunday at 12 noon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Georgia Tech will honor its three seniors, Kelly Anderson, Kacie Anson and Lyndsay Shosho prior to the start of the match. Livestats will be available at www.ramblinwreck.com.

The Jackets earned wins at the Nos. 1 and 2 doubles slots to carry a 1-0 lead into singles play. The duo of Anderson and McCray made quick work of Wake’s Ana Jerman and Sierra Poske, winning 8-2 at the No. 2 position, before Christian Tara and Christine Thompson stopped Tech’s Alison Silverio and Kacie Anson, 8-6, on court three to set up the top slot for the doubles point.

Tech’s 16th-ranked team of Kristi Miller and Lyndsay Shosho then battled for a 9-7 victory over the Deacs’ 42nd-ranked Alex Hirsch and Ashlee Davis to earn the doubles point for the Jackets.

After Striplin gave the Jackets a quick 2-0 edge, 71st-ranked Tarryn Rudman dropped just five games en route to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Wake’s Tara at the No. 4 singles slot, and McCray captured match point for the Yellow Jackets with a 6-4, 6-1 win against Poske at the No. 5 position.

Georgia Tech led 5-0 after 62nd-ranked Silverio downed Wake Forest’s 99th-ranked Jerman, 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 4 slot, and Tech’s top-ranked Miller earned the sixth point for the Jackets with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over 38th-ranked Hirsch at the No. 1 singles position.

The Jackets’ 52nd-ranked Shosho completed the singles sweep for the Jackets with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over 87th-ranked Davis at the No. 2 position.

Tennis Match Results

Wake Forest vs Georgia Tech

Apr 15, 2006 at Atlanta, Ga.

#12 Georgia Tech 7, #16 Wake Forest 0

Singles competition

1. #1 Kristi Miller (GT) def. #38 Alex Hirsch (WF) 7-5, 6-4

2. #52 Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. #87 Ashlee Davis (WF) 6-3, 6-4

3. #62 Alison Silverio (GT) def. #99 Ana Jerman (WF) 6-2, 6-3

4. #71 Tarryn Rudman (GT) def. Christian Tara (WF) 6-3, 6-2

5. Whitney McCray (GT) def. Sierra Poske (WF) 6-4, 6-1

6. Christy Striplin (GT) def. Jenna Loeb (WF) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. #16 Miller/Shosho (GT) def. #42 Hirsch/Davis (WF) 9-7

2. Kelly Anderson/McCray (GT) def. Jerman/Poske (WF) 8-2

3. Tara/Christine Simpson (WF) def. Silverio/Kacie Anson (GT) 8-6

Match Notes:

Wake Forest 12-7, 5-5 ACC; National ranking #16

Georgia Tech 17-5, 8-2 ACC; National ranking #12

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,4,5,3,1,2)

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