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Kristi Miller Falls in Round of 16 at NCAA Singles Championships

May 25, 2005

ATHENS, Ga – Rookie All-America Kristi Miller came back after dropping her first set but could not advance past the Round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Championships as third-seeded Audra Cohen of Northwestern downed the 12th-ranked freshman, 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 Wednesday morning at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia.

With the loss, Miller concludes her season with 42 singles victories, which broke the previous Georgia Tech record of 30, set by Jaime Wong and Bobbi Guthrie. The Marysville, Mich. Native earned the ACC Rookie of the Year and ITA South Region Rookie of the Year awards in 2005, and also became the first Georgia Tech women’s tennis player to earn All-America honors after earning one of the top 16 seeds in the postseason tournament.

Miller dropped the first four games of the first set but won three of the next four to pull within 5-3 in the frame, but Cohen broke her serve at 5-3 to win the set. Miller then stormed to a 4-0 lead in the second set and eventually evened the match with a 6-2 win in the frame, but Cohen came out quickly in the final set, winning the match with a 6-0 score in the final frame.

NCAA Singles Championship

Round of 64

No. 12 Kristi Miller (GT) def. No. 28 Amanda Fish (VU), 6-3, 6-2

Round of 32

No. 12 Kristi Miller (GT) def. No. 22 Margarita Karnaukhova (SCSU), 6-2, 6-3

Round of 16

No. 4 Audra Cohen (Northwestern) def. No. 12 Kristi Miller (GT), 6-3, 2-6, 6-0

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