March 27, 2006
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech sophomore Kristi Miller led her team to three wins over ranked opponents in league action last week, and share Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Performer of the Week accolades with Virginia senior Douglas Wink.
Miller took Player of the Week honors for the second time this season by helping the Yellow Jackets to a 3-1 week against a brutal run of ranked opponents.
In Georgia Tech’s 4-3 win over No. 57 Texas A&M on Tuesday, Miller, the top-ranked singles player in the nation, defeated No. 47 Anna Lubinsky, 6-0, 6-4.
Miller fell to No. 8 Zuzana Zemenova in Georgia Tech’s 6-1 loss to No. 11 Baylor on Thursday by a 6-3, 6-3 score at No. 1 singles, but teamed with Lyndsay Shosho to down 28th-ranked Zuzana Cerna and Klara Zrustova at No. 1 doubles, 8-3.
The sophomore from Marysville, Mich., then helped the 13th-ranked Yellow Jackets to a pair of 7-0 league wins. Miller earned a 6-4, 6-1 win over No. 91 Marianne Baker in Georgia Tech’s 7-0 win over Maryland on Saturday.
Against No. 61 Boston College on Sunday, Miller picked up a 6-4, 6-1 win over Szilvia Szegedi at No. 1 singles. She and Shosho, ranked 12th in the nation, topped Dasha Cherkasov and Lana Krasnopolsky at No. 1 doubles, 8-1.
Georgia Tech (14-3, 5-0 ACC) resumes play on Friday, March 31, with a 2 p.m. match at Miami, the only other team in the Atlantic Coast Conference with an unblemished conference record.