Georgia Tech Drops Doubles Final at South Region Championships

Oct. 27, 2008

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ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia Tech’s Christy Striplin and Noelle Hickey’s exciting run through the doubles draw at the 2008 ITA South Region Championships came to an end Monday at the University of Georgia’s Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

The Yellow Jacket duo dropped the doubles draw final, 8-0, to No. 3 seed Marrit Boonstra and Megan Alexander of Florida. Striplin and Hickey, the tournament’s No. 4 seed, reached the final’s by outlasting Miami’s Bianca Eichkorn and Michaela Kissell, 9-8 (10), in Sunday evening’s semifinal.

“We are disappointed about today’s results but it can’t take away from Christy and Noelle’s performance this weekend,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “There were a lot of positives that came from this weekend. I am proud of their effort to be here on the final day of the tournament.”

Georgia Tech’s women’s tennis team will take next weekend off as they prepare for the ITA National Indoor Championships and the UNC Invitational. The National Indoor Championships get underway on Thursday, Nov. 6, while the UNC Invitational begins on Friday, Nov. 7. Both tournaments will conclude on Sunday, Nov. 9.

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Georgia Tech’s Complete Results

R64: (1) Chelsey Gullickson (UGA) def. Sasha Krupina (GaTech), 6-1, 6-1
R64: Hillary Davis (GaTech) def. Elna de Villiers (MSU), 6-7, 6-1, 6-3
R64: (3) Katie Rybakova (FSU) def. Lynn Blau (GaTech), 6-0, 6-2
R64: (7) Christy Striplin (GaTech) def. Taylor Morgan (Sam), 6-2, 6-0
R64: Noelle Hickey (GaTech) def. Radka Ferancova (MSU), 6-1, 6-2
R64: Diana Nakic (GaSt) def. Viet Ha Ngo (GaTech), 6-1, 7-5
R64: (2) Irina Falconi (GaTech) def. Soledad Podlipnik (Miss), 6-1, 6-1
R32: (5) Bianca Eichkorn def. Hillary Davis (GaTech), 6-1, 6-1
R32: (7) Christy Striplin (GaTech) def. Claudia Wasilewski (Miami), 6-1, 6-0
R32: Noelle Hickey (GaTech) def. Yvette Hyndman (UGA), 7-5, 6-1
R32: (2) Irina Falconi (GaTech) def. Rachel Pye (FAMU), 6-1, 6-4
R16: (7) Christy Striplin (GaTech) def. Alex Haney (Auburn), 6-4, 6-4
R16: Noelle Hickey (GaTech) def. (9-16) Lauren Macfarlane (Florida State), 7-5, 6-2
R16: (9-16) Marrit Boonstra (Florida) def. (2) Irina Falconi (GaTech), 7-5, 6-2
QF: (3) Katie Rybakova (Florida State) def. (7) Christy Striplin (GaTech), 7-6(4), 6-4
QF: Melissa Koning (Auburn) def. Noelle Hickey (GaTech), 7-6(6), 6-0

R32:(4) Hickey/Striplin (GaTech) def. Morgan/Mallory (Samford), 8-4
R32:(5-8) Krupina/Ngo (GaTech) def. Sambrano/Pfeiffer (Florida Gulf Coast), 8-2
R32:(2) Haney/Koning (Auburn) def. Blau/Davis (GaTech), 8-1
R16: (4) Hickey/Striplin (GaTech) def. Nakic/Kozmina (Georgia State), 8-4
R16: Soldatova/Yusupova (Jacksonville) def. (5-8) Krupina/Ngo (GaTech), 9-7
QF: (4) Hickey/Striplin (GaTech) def. (5-8) Welcher-Bigos (Alabama), 8-4
SF: (4) Striplin/Hickey (GaTech) def. (5-8) Eichkorn/Kissel (Miami), 9-8(10)
F: (3) Boonstra/Alexander (Florida) def. (4) Striplin/Hickey (GaTech), 8-0


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