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Jackets Continue Strong Weekend at Georgia Tech Invitational

Sept. 20, 2008

ATLANTA – For the second straight day, the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team won seven singles matches at the Georgia Tech Invitational, a three-day tournament featuring players from Tech, Georgia, Arizona State and Princeton, at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

The Yellow Jackets opened Saturday by taking three-of-four doubles matches from Georgia. Sophomore Sasha Krupina teamed with freshman Viet Ha Ngo for an 8-5 win over the Bulldogs tandem Monika Dancevic and Nadja Gilchrist at the second flight position. In the third flight, junior Amanda McDowell and freshman Irina Falconi held off Naoko Ueshima and Cameron Ellis, 8-6. The freshmen duo of Lynn Blau and Hillary Davis also earned a win for the Jackets.

“If we continue to play this way, we have the opportunity to have one of the best doubles squad ever to take the court at Georgia Tech,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “It was nice to get out on the court and three quality wins over a great opponent in Georgia.”

In singles, Falconi made quick work of Melissa Saiontz of Princeton at the third flight position with a 6-1, 6-0 win. McDowell, playing in the top flight, earned her second victory of the tournament, defeating Lauren McHale of Princeton, 6-1, 6-4.

Senior Christy Striplin, sophomore Noelle Hickey, Davis, Krupina, and Ngo all also earned singles victories for the Jackets.

“I felt our level of concentration was very good today,” Shelton said. “Princeton is a very good squad so I think our girls did a great job out on the court.”

A copy of complete results from day two of the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational can be found by clicking here.

The Georgia Tech Invitational will conclude Sunday with doubles getting underway at 9 a.m., while the Jackets will begin singles matches at 1 p.m. against members of the Georgia Bulldogs.

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