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Jackets Sweep Maryland 7-0

March 25, 2006

Georgia Tech’s women’s tennis team, ranked No. 13 in the nation, improved its overall record to 13-3 and its ACC record to a perfect 4-0 as they defeated No. 31 Maryland 7-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

Tech started off the match by winning the doubles point as they took two of three doubles matches. Kelly Anderson and Whitney McCray won the No. 2 doubles match over the 54th ranked team of Jennifer Dent and Michal Amir 8-3. Kacie Anson and Alison Silverio then clinched the point for the Jackets as they defeated the Terps’ duo of Neda Mihneva and Julia Graca 8-4 at No. 3 doubles. The 13th ranked doubles team of Ramona But and Marianne Baker defeated the 12th ranked duo of Kristi Miller and Lyndsay Shosho 8-6 at the No. 1 spot.

In singles action, Shosho, ranked No. 51 in the nation, defeated Maryland’s Veronika Subertova 6-0, 1-0 to take the first singles point and give Tech a 2-0 lead in the match. Christy Striplin then extended Tech’s lead to 3-0 with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Juliana Naso at the No. 6 position. McCray clinched the match for the Jackets by defeating Amir 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 singles. In other action, No. 1 Miller won her match over No. 91 Baker 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 1 singles spot while No. 76 Anderson defeated Dent 6-0, 6-3 at No. 4. In the final match of the day, No. 61 Silverio won 6-3, 6-2 over Maryland’s Mihneva at No. 3 to complete the sweep for the Jackets.

Tech will return to action on Sunday as they will host No. 61 Boston College at 11 a.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

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