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Jackets Wrap Up Play at Georgia Tech Fall Invitational

Sept. 23, 2007

ATLANTA – Christy Striplin continued her strong start to the season with another singles and doubles sweep to lead the Yellow Jackets on the final day of competition at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational. The Yellow Jacket junior won three singles and three doubles matches while going undefeated in the three-day event.

Georgia Tech won five of six singles matches against players from the University of Georgia on the final day of competition after sweeping all three doubles matches earlier in the afternoon.

“This was a great weekend for our team,” Georgia Tech head coach Bryan Shelton said. “Overall, I’m very pleased with where we are at this point in time. We still have a lot of work to do, but I think that we have great `stuff’ on this team, which was evident this weekend, playing against some good competition.

“Our young players were looking very good, and I expect them to keep getting better. I’m just excited about the rest of the fall and looking forward to the spring. It should be a lot of fun this year.”

Striplin posted a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Cameron Ellis after teaming with freshman Noelle Hickey to defeat Georgia State’s duo of Mateja Podgorsek and Dariana Kozmina, 8-4, in doubles. Tech also received straight-set singles wins from Amanda McDowell, Maya Johansson and Kirsten Flower Sunday afternoon while Kristi Miller battled for a three-set victory against the Bulldogs’ Kelley Hyndman.

McDowell took home the singles title for the tournament, accumulating the most points of any player in the singles bracket, while the Florida State duo of Ania Rynarzewska and Katie Rybakova captured the doubles title.

Overall, Tech won 19 of its 22 singles matches in the tournament, and seven of 11 doubles matches.

The Jackets will return to action next weekend at the Baylor Invitational and the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships.

Georgia Tech Results

Singles competitionFRI  Christy Striplin (Georgia Tech) def. Jessica Wente (Florida State) 6-3, 6-0FRI  Maya Johansson (Georgia Tech) def. Tapiwa Marobela (Florida State) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3FRI  Kristi Miller (Georgia Tech) def. Dariana Kozmina (Georgia State) 6-2, 6-1FRI  Amanda McDowell (Georgia Tech) def. Agnes Sibilski (Harvard) 6-1, 6-3FRI  Kirsten Flower (Georgia Tech) def. Stephanie Schnitter (Harvard) 6-1, 7-5FRI  Whitney McCray (Georgia Tech) def. Eunice Lee (Harvard) 6-0, 6-0FRI  Noelle Hickey (Georgia Tech) def. Samantha Rosekrans (Harvard) 6-2, 6-2FRI  Sasha Krupina (Georgia Tech) def. Catriona Stewart (Harvard) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1SAT  Amanda McDowell (Georgia Tech) def. Lauren Macfarlane (Florida State) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0SAT  Whitney McCray (Georgia Tech) def. Ania Rynarzewska (Florida State) 6-1, 6-3SAT  Katie Rybakova (Florida State) def. Kirsten Flower (Georgia Tech) 6-4, 6-3SAT  Noelle Hickey (Georgia Tech) def. Carolin Walter (Florida State) 6-1, 6-1SAT  Maya Johansson (Georgia Tech) def. Federica Suess (Florida State) 6-1, 6-3SAT  Christy Striplin (Georgia Tech) def. Tapiwa Marobela (Florida State) 7-5, 6-4SAT  Sasha Krupina (Georgia Tech) def. Jessica Wente (Florida State) 7-6, 6-3SUN  Kristi Miller (Georgia Tech) def. Kelley Hyndman (Georgia) 7-5, 2-6, 6-0SUN  Monika Dancevic (Georgia) def. Whitney McCray (Georgia Tech) 6-1, 6-3SUN  Amanda McDowell (Georgia Tech) def. Naoko Ueshima (Georgia) 6-2, 6-4SUN  Christy Striplin (Georgia Tech) def. Cameron Ellis (Georgia) 7-5, 6-3SUN  Maya Johansson (Georgia Tech) def. Adrienne Elsberry (Georgia) 6-4, 6-3SUN  Kirsten Flower (Georgia Tech) def. Mateja Podgorsek (Georgia State) 6-2, 6-0SUN  Dariana Kozmina (Georgia State) def. Sasha Krupina (Georgia Tech) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Doubles competition FRI Macfarlane/ Wente (Florida State) def. Hickey/ McCray (Georgia Tech) 8-2 FRI Rybakova/ Rynarzewska (Florida State) def. Miller/ Krupina (Georgia Tech) 9-8 FRI Striplin/ McDowell (Georgia Tech) def. Marobela/ Walter (Florida State) 9-7 FRI Flower/ Johansson (Georgia Tech) def. Podgorsek/ Kozmina (Georgia State) 8-6 SAT Hyndman/Yvette Hyndman (Georgia) def. Krupina/ Miller (Georgia Tech) 8-4 SAT Dancevic/ Ueshima (Georgia) def. McCray/ McDowell (Georgia Tech) 9-7 SAT Johansson/ Flower (Georgia Tech) def. Elsberry/ Ellis (Georgia) 8-3 SAT Striplin/ Hickey (Georgia Tech) def. Podgorsek/ Kozmina (Georgia State) 8-4 SUN Flower/ Johansson (Georgia Tech) def. Schnitter/ Sibilski (Harvard) 8-4 SUN McCray/ McDowell (Georgia Tech) def. Rosekrans/Elizabeth Brook (Harvard) 8-4 SUN Hickey/ Striplin (Georgia Tech) def. Lee/ Stewart (Harvard) 8-2

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