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Georgia Tech Sweeps Rice 7-0

Feb. 23, 2006

ATLANTA – Kelly Anderson won at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles to lead fifth-ranked Georgia Tech to a 7-0 win over No. 58 Rice.

Tech took the doubles point by claiming victories at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. The 11th ranked duo Kristi of Miller and Lyndsay Shosho won their match 8-4 at No. 1 over Rice’s Alanna Rodgers and Blair DiSesa while Whitney McCray and Kelly Anderson won at No. 2 by a score of 8-3 against the Owls’ Medeja Egic and Kimberely Patenaude to clinch the point for the Jackets. Rice’s No. 3 team of Tiffany Lee and Christine Dao won the final doubles match over Tech’s Alison Silverio and Kacie Anson 8-7 (7).

In singles action, Anderson , ranked 60th in the nation, easily defeated Lee 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 4 spot to give Tech a 2-0 lead in the match. McCray then won 6-1, 6-2 over Egic, and Christy Striplin clinched the match for Tech with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Patenaude.

Tech finished off the sweep with victories at the top three singles spots. Silverio won 6-0, 6-4 over Rodgers at No. 3, sixth-ranked Miller defeated DiSesa 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1, and 74th ranked Shosho finished off the Owls with a 6-3, 6-3 win against Dao in the No. 2 match.

The Jackets will be back in action on Saturday as they host the 18th ranked Georgia Bulldogs at 12 p.m.

#5 Georgia Tech 7, #58 Rice 0

Singles competition:

1. #6 Kristi Miller (GT) def. Blair DiSesa (RU) 6-1, 6-3

2. #74 Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. Christine Dao (RU) 6-3, 6-3

3. Alison Silverio (GT) def. Alanna Rodgers (RU) 6-0, 6-4

4. #60 Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Tiffany Lee (RU) 6-1, 6-1

5. Whitney McCray (GT) def. Medeja Egic (RU) 6-1, 6-2

6. Christy Striplin (GT) def. Kimberley Patenaude (RU) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition:

1. #11 Kristi Miller/Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. Alanna Rodgers/Blair DiSesa (RU) 8-4

2. #55 Whitney McCray/Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Medeja Egic/Kimberley Patenaude (RU) 8-3

3. Tiffany Lee/Christine Dao (RU) def. Alison Silverio/Kacie Anson (GT) 8-7 (9-7)

Match Notes:

Rice 3-6; National ranking #58

Georgia Tech 5-1; National ranking #5

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

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