Feb. 2, 2003
AUBURN, ALA. – Led by a pair of victories by sophomore Catherine Gunn, the 18th-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team bounced back from a loss at South Alabama to defeat 32nd-ranked Auburn by a 5-2 score on Sunday afternoon at the Luther Young Tennis Complex.
The Yellow Jackets (2-1) battled to claim the doubles point in the match by sweeping all three matches to open the day. Gunn, along with partner Maria Nieto defeated the Tigers’ (3-1) tandem of Isabel Rosenbrock and Ashley Cowart by an 8-2 score at No. 2, while Tech’s team of Jaime Wong and Kelly Anderson were winners at No. 1 doubles over Petra Bercik and Carolina Ramirez by a 9-8 (8-6) score. In the third doubles match of the day, the Jackets’ team of Lyndsay Shosho and Annelies Schenk downed Auburn’s Sarah Suitor and Jenny Paul by a 9-7 count.
In singles action, Gunn got Tech started at No. 2, defeating Petra Bercik in straight sets. Gunn rolled to a win in the first set by a 6-1 score before continuing her outstanding play, winning the second set by a score of 6-2. Rookie Kelly Anderson kept her record perfect as a Yellow Jacket, defeating the Tigers’ Sarah Suitor at No. 4 in straight sets by a 6-2, 6-1 score.
Tech wrapped up the win in the match with the final two matches of the day, as Lyndsay Shosho and Maria Nieto picked up wins at Nos. 5 and 6 singles respectively. Shosho captured a tough three-set match with Ashley Cowart, winning the first set by a 6-3 score, before dropping the second by a 7-5 count. She then rallied to win the third set 6-4. Nieto had little trouble with Auburn’s Jenny Paul, winning in straight sets by matching scores of 6-3, 6-3.
Georgia Tech will return to action on Feb. 7 when it hosts Texas A&M in a match that will get under way at 2 p.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
#18 GEORGIA TECH 5, #32 AUBURN 2DOUBLES1. Wong/Anderson (GT) d. Bercik/Ramirez (A), 9-8 (8-6)2. Gunn/Nieto (GT) d. Rosenbrock/Cowart (A), 8-23. Shosho/Schenk (GT) d. Suitor/Paul (A), 9-7
SINGLES 1. Carolina Ramirez (A) d. Jaime Wong (GT), 6-4, 6-4 2. Catherine Gunn (GT) d. Petra Bercik (A), 6-1, 6-2 3. Isabel Rosenbrock (A) d. Annelies Schenk (GT), 6-2, 6-1 4. Kelly Anderson (GT) d. Sarah Suitor (A), 6-2, 6-1 5. Lyndsay Shosho (GT) d. Ashley Cowart (A), 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 6. Maria Nieto (GT) d. Jenny Paul (A), 6-3, 6-3