Feb. 25, 2005
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team, coming off it’s only dual-match loss of the season, takes its 5-1 record on the road to face sixth-ranked Vanderbilt Saturday at 12 p.m. at the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Tennis Center in Nashville, Tenn.
“We are looking forward to the match against Vanderbilt because we were a little disappointed with how we played in the last match against Harvard,” said Georgia Tech head coach Bryan Shelton.
The Yellow Jackets maintained their No. 23 ranking in this week’s polls after falling to 18th-ranked Harvard, 5-2, last weekend. Rookie Kristi Miller stands at No. 20 in the singles rankings this week and teams with sophomore Alison Silverio to form the nation’s 11th-ranked duo.
The Commodores enter the match with an 8-1 record on the season, with the lone loss to the third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs, 1-4, in early February. Vanderbilt is led by junior Audra Falk, who is ranked 29th in singles play and 33rd with Annie Menees in doubles action, while rookie Amanda Fish stands at No. 62 in the singles rankings and teams with Taka Bertrand to form the 54th-ranked doubles team in the country.
“We’ve had a great week of preparation to get ready for Vanderbilt, and I think that tomorrow represents a good opportunity for our team and for this program to take a big step forward,” said Shelton. “The girls are excited, and we think that it’s going to be a great match.”
Following Tech’s match against the Commodores, the Yellow Jackets will return to action Thursday when they travel to Clemson to face the 16th-ranked Tigers at 2:30 p.m. It will mark the third consecutive match that Tech has faced a team ranked in the top-20.