Oct. 6, 2005
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Kelly Anderson won a pair of matches in the consolation bracket of the Qualifying Tournament and eighth-ranked Kristi Miller won her first round match in the main draw to each advance to Friday’s play at the 2005 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships, which is being contested at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Miller, a sophomore from Marysville, Michigan, defeated San Diego’s 19th-ranked Emma Murphy of San Diego in the Round of 32 and will next play Friday morning at 12 noon (EST). She became the first Georgia Tech player to ever compete in the main draw at All-Americans when she was selected as the No. 7 seed this year.
Anderson continued her strong run through the consolation bracket in the Qualifying Tournament, defeating Baylor’s Daniela Covello by a 6-1, 7-6 (4) score in the quarterfinals before advancing to Friday’s final with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Texas’ Kendra Strohm in the semifinals. Her match is tentatively scheduled to begin at 12 noon (EST) as well.
The Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships is the first of three national collegiate tennis championships this season, and the fall’s premier hard court event features the top players in NCAA Division I tennis. The Oct. 6-9 main draw of the tournament was preceded by two sets of qualifying tournaments. The 64-player, 32-doubles team prequalifying tournament was played this past weekend at UCLA, with four players and doubles teams advancing to the 64-player qualifying tournament at Riviera, where eight players and four doubles teams advanced to the main draw, which began Thursday
Complete results for the tournament can be found at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s website, www.itatennis.com and updated draws will be posted throughout the day at www.edraws.com/ita while results for all Georgia Tech competitors will be posted at www.ramblinwreck.com at the end of each day’s competition.
Georgia Tech in the Main Draw:
Singles-Round of 32
No. 7 Kristi Miller (GT) def. Emma Murphy (San Diego), 6-2, 6-0
Kelly Anderson in the Qualifying Tournament:
Singles-Round of 64
Christian Thompson (Notre Dame) def. Kelly Anderson (GT), 6-4, 6-2
Consolation Singles-Round of 32
Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Vlatka Jovanovic (Arkansas), 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
Consolation Singles-Round of 16
Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Iva Gersic (New Mexico), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Daniela Covello (Baylor), 6-1, 7-6 (4)
Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Kendra Strohm (Texas), 6-3, 6-4