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Miller Advances to Round of 16 in NCAA Singles Championships

May 24, 2005

ATHENS, Ga. – No. 12 Kristi Miller advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Individual Singles Championships with a 6-2, 6-3 win over 22nd-ranked Margarita Karnaukhova of Sacramento State Tuesday afternoon at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia.

The rookie All-American will play fourth-ranked Audra Cohen of Northwestern, the tournament’s No. 3 seed, in the next round, which will be played Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Miller, a native of Marysville, Mich., fell behind 0-2 in the first set, but won the next six games to take the frame, 6-2. She then jumped to a 4-1 lead in the second set and captured her 42nd victory on the season with a 6-3 win in the frame.

Miller will team with doubles partner Alison Silverio in the NCAA Doubles Championship, which will begin this afternoon at 3 p.m. The 17th-ranked duo will face the University of Florida’s top tandem of Jennifer Magley and Zerene Reyes, who are ranked ninth in the nation.

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

Round of 32

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

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