May 23, 2005
ATHENS, Ga – No. 12 Kristi Miller recorded Georgia Tech’s first-ever victory in the NCAA Individual Singles Championships Monday afternoon when she defeated Vanderbilt’s 28th-ranked Amanda Fish, 6-3, 6-2, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia.
The rookie All-American will play No. 22 Margarita Karnaukhova of Sacramento State Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Round of 32, also to be held at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
Miller, a native of Marysville, Mich., fell behind 0-2 in the first set, but won six of her next seven games to take the frame, 6-3. She then took a quick 3-0 lead in the second set and won eight of her last 10 games to take the match, 6-3, 6-2. With the win, the freshman improves to 41-10 on the season in singles play.
Miller will also team with doubles partner Alison Silverio in the NCAA Doubles Championship, which will begin Tuesday afternoon. The 17th-ranked duo will face the University of Florida’s top tandem of Jennifer Magley and Zerene Reyes at 3 p.m..
Livestats for all matches can be found at www.georgiadogs.com.
NCAA Singles Championship
Round of 64
No. 12 Kristi Miller (GT) def. No. 28 Amanda Fish (VU), 6-3, 6-2