April 22, 2006
CARY, NC – Kristi Miller came back after dropping her first set to capture match point and help No. 10 Georgia Tech (20-5) to a 4-1 victory over No. 17 Clemson (16-7) Saturday afternoon at the Ambler Tennis Center on the campus of Duke University.
With the win, Tech advances to just its second ACC Championship match in history. The Jackets won their first ACC Championship match, 4-3, against Miami a year ago. Tech will face Miami Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Cary Tennis Center. Livestats for the match will be available at www.ramblinwreck.com. The match was originally scheduled for 11 a.m., but was moved due to the late start to Miami’s semifinal match.
The Yellow Jackets carried a 1-0 lead into singles play after winning two of three doubles matches to begin the day at the Cary Tennis Center. Tech’s No. 2 duo of Kelly Anderson and Whitney McCray stopped Daniela Alvarez and Alexandra Luc, 8-4, before Clemson’s Marie Scriba and Maria Brito stopped Kacie Anson and Alison Silverio, 9-8 (7) in a tiebreaker, setting up the top doubles slot to clinch the point.
Tech’s ninth-ranked duo of Miller and Lyndsay Shosho then battled for a 9-7 victory over the Tigers’ 12th-ranked Federica van Adrichem and Carol Salge before a downpour hit the Cary area, forcing the singles portion of the match to be moved to Duke’s indoor courts.
Alison Silverio, ranked 71st in the nation in singles play, gave the Yellow Jackets a 2-0 lead in the match when she quickly defeated van Adrichem, 6-2, 6-0 at the No. 3 singles slot, but Daniela Alvarez pulled the Tigers to within 2-1 with a 6-4, 6-4 win over No. 60 Shosho on the second singles court.
Anderson, ranked No. 111 in singles, split her first two sets against the Tigers’ Luc before securing a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 victory at the No. 5 position, and two minutes later, top-ranked Miller capped her comeback with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 win against No. 61 Salge at the top of the singles lineup.
Tennis Match Results
Clemson vs Georgia Tech
Apr 22, 2006 at Cary, NC/Durham, NC
#10 Georgia Tech 4, #17 Clemson 1
1. #1 Kristi Miller (GT) def. #61 Carol Salge (CU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
2. Daniela Alvarez (CU) def. #60 Lyndsay Shosho (GT) 6-4, 6-4
3. #71 Alison Silverio (GT) def. #53 Federica vanAdrichem (CU) 6-2, 6-0
4. #107 Tarryn Rudman (GT) vs. Maria Brito (CU) 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 3-0, unfinished
5. #111 Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Alexandra Luc (CU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
6. Christy Striplin (GT) vs. Kathryn Gerber (CU) 6-0, 5-3, unfinished
1. #9 Miller/ Shosho (GT) def. #12 vanAdrichem/ Salge (CU) 9-7
2. Anderson/Whitney McCray (GT) def. Alvarez/ Luc (CU) 8-4
3. Marie Scriba/ Brito (CU) def. Kacie Anson/ Silverio (GT) 9-8 (9-7)
Clemson 16-7; National ranking #17
Georgia Tech 20-5; National ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,2,5,1)
Doubles began at 10:15 a.m. at the Cary Tennis Center. Immediately following
the conclusion of doubles play, rain forced the match indoors. Singles will
begin at approximately 2:25 p.m. at the Ambler Tennis Center on the campus of
Duke University. Courts 1-5 began first, six followed late.