Nov. 7, 2008
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Georgia Tech junior Amanda McDowell won a pair of singles matches Friday to move on in the singles consolation draw at the 2008 ITA National Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va.
McDowell, the No. 3 player in the nation, opened the singles back draw with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Wiveca Swarting of Nebraska. In her second singles match of the day, McDowell powered her way past Bojana Bobusic of California, 6-2, 6-2. She will next meet Kelcy McKenna of Arizona State in the semifinals Saturday at 10 a.m.
“I was able to get through my first match without feeling that well,” McDowell said. “I really picked up my game in the second match and hope to carry it through the remainder of the tournament.”
Earlier in the day, McDowell and freshman Irina Falconi dropped their opening round doubles consolation draw match to the nation’s No. 1 team of Fresno State’s Tinesta Rowe and Melanie Gloria, 8-5. Fresno State got up early on the Yellow Jackets and never looked back. The Jackets will face Nadine Fahoum and Charleen Haarhoff of Old Dominion Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Davenport Doubles Exhibition draw.
Live scoring updates for all matches at the 2008 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Tennis Championships will be available on www.virginiasports.com.
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Georgia Tech Friday Results
CR16 – No. 3 Amanda McDowell (Georgia Tech) def. Wiveca Swarting (Nebraska), 7-5, 7-5
CQF – No. 3 Amanda McDowell (Georgia Tech) def. No. 65 Bojana Bobusic (California), 6-2, 6-2
CQF – No. 1 Rowe/Gloria (Fresno State) def. No. 30 McDowell/Falconi (Georgia Tech), 8-5