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Miller & McCray Fall in Finals of ITA All-American Doubles

Oct. 7, 2007

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – The Yellow Jacket All-American duo of Kristi Miller and Whitney McCray dropped a straight-set decision to Tennessee’s Caitlin Whoriskey and Zsofia Zubor in the ITA All-Americans Doubles final, which was played Sunday afternoon at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

The Tennessee tandem knocked off the third-seeded Yellow Jackets, 7-5, 6-3, to earn their seventh victory on the week after capturing three qualifying wins. They stopped the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 seeds in route to the title.

Miller and McCray advanced to the first title match of their careers by stopping Pepperdine’s Sylvia Kosakowski and Bianca Dulgheru, 8-5, in the round of 16 Thursday, Lauren Liu and Samantha Murray of Northwestern, 8-6, Friday and the LSU tandem of Megan Falcon and Hannah Robinson, 6-4, 6-1 in the semifinals.

The Oct.4-7 main draw of the ITA All-American Championships was preceded by two sets of qualifying tournaments. The 64-player, 32 doubles team prequalifying tournament was held last weekend, with eight players and four doubles teams advancing from there to the Oct. 2-3 64-player qualifying tournament at Riviera (where eight players and four doubles teams advanced to the main draw).

The famous Riviera Tennis Club has played host to this event since 1988 (it also hosted an intercollegiate women’s championship from 1986-88).

For more information on the 2007 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, go to: http://itatennis.com/Riviera07/main.htm.

(R32) Amanda McDowell (GT) def. No. 7 Georgia Rose (Northwestern), 6-3, 6-0(R16) McDowell (GT) def. Csilla Borsanyi (Florida), 6-3, 6-3(QF) McDowell (GT) def. Laura Vallverdu (Miami), 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (9)(SF) No. 4 Suzi Babos (California) def. McDowell (GT), 6-2, 6-4

(R32) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. No. 5 Kristi Miller (GT), 6-4, 6-2 (CR16) Miller (GT) received bye (CQF) Miller (GT) def. Tracy Lin (UCLA), 7-6 (3), 6-4 (CSF) Rose (Northwestern) def. Miller (GT), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

(R32) Maya Johansson (GT) def. No. 8 Celia Durkin (Stanford), 6-4, 5-4, ret. (R16) Johansson (GT) def. Lenka Broosova (Baylor), 6-2, 6-4 (QF) Johansson (GT) def. Riza Zalameda (UCLA), 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 (SF) Ani Mijacika (Clemson) def. Johansson (GT), 6-2, 6-0

(R32) Whitney McCray (GT) def. Ela Kaluder (Arkansas), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 (R16) Mijacika (Clemson) def. McCray (GT), 6-2, 6-0

(R16) No. 3 Miller/McCray (GT) def. Sylvia Kosakowski/Bianca Dulgheru (Pepperdine), 8-5 (QF) No. 3 Miller/McCray (GT) def. Lauren Liu/Samantha Murray (Northwestern), 8-6 (SF) No. 3 Miller/McCray (GT) def. Megan Falcon/Hannah Robinson (LSU), 6-4, 6-1 (F) Caitlin Whoriskey/Zsofia Zubor (Tennessee) def. No. 3 Miller/McCray (GT), 7-5, 6-3

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