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Jackets Successful on Opening Day of Georgia Tech Fall Invitational

Sept. 21, 2007

ATLANTA – The Yellow Jackets opened the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational, a three-day tournament featuring players from Tech, Georgia, Florida State and Harvard, Friday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center by sweeping all eight singles matches and winning two of its four doubles matches in its first competition since capturing the 2007 National Title in May.

“It was a really good, opening day,” Georgia Tech head coach Bryan Shelton said. “It was nice to be on our home courts to start the fall season, and we had a lot of great matches, both doubles and singles, in our first weekend back. Most importantly, our freshmen got some great experience, and we were very happy about that.”

Christy Striplin and Amanda McDowell started things off with a 9-7 victory over Florida State’s tandem of Tapiwa Marobela and Carolin Walter before Kirsten Flower and Maya Johansson posted an 8-6 win against Georgia State’s Dariana Kozmina and Mateja Podgorsek for the Jackets’ second doubles win on the day.

“We paired our experienced doubles players with our freshmen to spread it out a little today,” continued Shelton. “And we saw a lot of good things and a lot of things that we’ll work on improving through the rest of the weekend and throughout the fall.

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

“Our girls competed extremely well in singles, especially being our first tournament,” Shelton said. “It makes us look forward to tomorrow and the rest of the weekend.”

Fans are invited to stop by the Bill Moore Tennis Center throughout the weekend to see the reigning national champions in action. Doubles play begins at 10 a.m. both days, while the Yellow Jackets will start singles matches at 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

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