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Miller & Silverio Capture Baylor Invitational Doubles Crown

Sept. 23, 2004

ATLANTA – Kristi Miller completed the sweep of the singles and doubles titles when she teamed with Alison Silverio to defeat her Georgia Tech teammates Kacie Anson and Dasha Potapova, 8-6, Thursday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center on the campus of Georgia Tech. The doubles match was pushed back after the Yellow Jackets had to make a return flight to Atlanta Sunday afternoon.

“I’m really pleased with the way that our team competed in this tournament,” said Georgia Tech head coach Bryan Shelton. “I was happy that we had two doubles teams to make the final, as doubles is going to be a pivotal part of our success in the spring. I think that we got off to a good start this fall and had the opportunity to establish some good doubles teams for the season.”

Miller and Silverio took an early 5-1 lead after breaking Potapova in her first two service games and maintained the lead at 7-3 before Anson and Potapova recorded three consecutive games to pull within one game in the match. Miller served at 7-6 and together with Silverio, finished doubles play with a perfect 4-0 record.

“Kristi and Alison played extremely well this afternoon,” Shelton said, “as did Kacie and Dasha. Kacie and Dasha really fought hard after falling behind but they never got down. I was very pleased with how they came back and really made it a close match. I also thought that Kristi serving out the match was a good sign.”

The Yellow Jackets finished with four bracket championships and a pair of runner-up finishes, as Miller finished the tournament as the singles and doubles champion with her partner Silverio, and Potapova earned the Green Back Draw singles title and finished runner-up in the doubles championship with Anson. Lindsey Stauss was the runner-up to Potapova in the Green Back Draw championship and Kelly Anderson earned the doubles consolation title with her doubles partner for the tournament, Stephanie Balzert of Arizona.

“I am very pleased with where we are now and am looking forward to the rest of the season,” Shelton concluded after the match.

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