Jan. 8, 2005
Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Yellow Jacket women’s tennis team concluded their strong play on day two of the 2005 Michigan Invitational Saturday by earning wins in seven of eight singles matches against players from the University of Michigan after sweeping doubles matches against Eastern Michigan in the morning.
“It was a great day again today,” said Georgia Tech head coach Bryan Shelton. “The team played outstanding again today. We woke up this morning with a lot of snow on the ground and it was an overall fun day for our team. We really played like a team out there. Last year we were in the same position playing similar competition, but we seemed to fall short in every match. Towards the end of the year and leading into this season, we started playing more like a team and it has been a lot of fun.”
Dasha Potapova and Kacie Anson got the Yellow Jackets started with an 8-4 victory over EMU’s Yana Parsenyuk and Elizabeth Syrova while newcomer Whitney McCray and freshman Esther van Londen teamed together to defeat Catherina Bestahorn and Flavia Micati, 8-3. Kristi Miller and Alison Silverio faced off against teammates Kelly Anderson and Lyndsay Shosho in the final doubles match of the morning, with the underclassmen duo of Miller and Silverio taking the victory over the upperclassmen, 8-5.
In singles action, Miller, Silverio, Shosho, Anson and van Londen all recorded straight-set victories, while Potapova and McCray survived three-set scares to earn victories as well. Miller downed Michigan’s Michelle DaCosta, 7-6, 6-1, while Silverio dispatched Nina Yaftali, 6-2, 6-4. Shosho defeated Debra Streifler, 7-5, 6-2, and Anson won her match, 7-5, 6-1, over Michigan’s Lindsey Goldstein. van Londen made quick work of Monica Sly, with a 6-0, 6-2 win, before McCray defeated Alli Shafner, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, and Potapova downed Kara Delicata, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2. The Yellow Jackets suffered just their first loss to another team in the tournament when Elizabeth Exon defeated Kelly Anderson, 7-6, 6-3.
Georgia Tech has now won 13-of-14 singles matches against players from Michigan and Eastern Michigan and has swept all five doubles matches against teams from Eastern Michigan and LSU.
The Yellow Jackets will conclude play in the 2005 Michigan Invitational Sunday when they face Michigan in doubles action and LSU in singles play.
Kristi Miller (GT) def. Michelle DaCosta (MICH), 7-6, 6-1
Elizabeth Exon (MICH) def. Kelly Anderson (GT), 7-6, 6-3
Dasha Potapova (GT) def. Kara Delicata (MICH), 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
Alison Silverio (GT) def. Nina Yaftali (MICH), 6-2, 6-4
Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. Debra Streifler (MICH), 7-5, 6-2
Kacie Anson (GT) def. Lindsey Goldstein (MICH), 7-5, 6-1
Esther van Londen (GT) def. Monica Sly (MICH), 6-0, 6-2
Whitney McCray (GT) def. Alli Shafner (MICH), 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Potapova/Anson (GT) def. Parsenyuk/Syrova (EMU), 8-4
McCray/van Londen (GT) def. Bestahorn/Micati (EMU), 8-3
Miller/Silverio (GT) def. Anderson/Shosho (GT), 8-5
Kristi Miller (GT) def. Elizabeth Syrova (EMU), 6-0, 6-1
Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Yana Parsenyuk (EMU), 6-1, 6-2
Dasha Potapova (GT) def. Laura Fernandez (EMU), 6-1, 6-1
Alison Silverio (GT) def. Catherina Bestahorn (EMU), 6-1, 6-1
Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. Flavia Micati (EMU), 6-1, 6-1
Kacie Anson (GT) def. Alli Shafner (MICH), 6-2, 7-5
Esther van Londen (GT) def. Whitney McCray (GT), 6-2, 7-5
Silverio/Miller (GT) def. Staten Spencer/Lauren Seaman (LSU), 8-1
Anderson/Shosho (GT) def. Amanda Mang/Tiffany Tucker (LSU), 8-6
Anson/Potapova (GT) def. Marina Chiarelli/Daysi Espinal (LSU), 8-2
McCray/van Londen (GT) def. Lindsey Goldstein/Monica Sly (MICH), 8-1