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No. 12 Jacket Tennis Falls 4-3 at No. 5 North Carolina

April 8, 2006

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Top-Ranked Kristi Miller dropped just two games in singles and three in doubles, but it wasn’t enough as the 12th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (16-4, 7-1 ACC) dropped their first conference match of the season, 4-3, at No. 5 North Carolina (20-3, 5-1 ACC) Saturday afternoon.

The UNC duo of Tanja Markovic and Caitlin Collins rallied from a 6-4 deficit at No. 2 doubles after the match was moved indoors to capture an 8-6 victory over Tech’s Kelly Anderson and Whitney McCray to capture the doubles point for the Tar Heels after Meg Fanjoy and Austin Smith earned an 8-2 win over Kacie Anson and Alison Silverio at the No. 3 slot.

Tech’s 16th-ranked duo of Miller and Lyndsay Shosho stopped Carolina’s seventh-ranked Sara Anundsen and Jenna Long at the top doubles slot to round out the doubles play.

Miller then tied the match with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over UNC’s 32nd-ranked Collins at the top singles slot before the Tar Heels earned three-straight victories at the Nos. 4, 2 and 3 singles slots to hand Tech its first ACC loss of the season.

McCray earned the Jackets’ second point of the day with a 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-2 victory over Markovic at the No. 6 singles slot, which made the score 4-2 in favor of the Tar Heels, and 94th-ranked Anderson finished off the Tech scoring with a win in a third-set tiebreaker against Laura Reichert.

No. 5 UNC 4, No. 12 Georgia Tech 3

DOUBLES (Order of match finish: #3, #1, #2)

1. Miller/Shosho [#16] (GT) d. Anundsen/Long[#7] (UNC), 8-3

2. Collins/Markovic (UNC) d. Anderson/McCray(GT), 8-6

3. Smith/Meg Fanjoy(UNC) d. Kacie Anson/Silverio(GT) 8-2

MATCH NOTES

Collins/Markovic rallied from a 6-4 deficit (when match was moved indoors) to clinch the doubles point.

SINGLES (Order of match finish: #1, #4,#2, #3*, #6, #5)

1. Kristi Miller [#1](GT) d. Caitlin Collins[#54] (UNC) 6-0, 6-2

2. Jenna Long [#37](UNC) d. Lyndsay Shosho[#52](GT) 2-6, 6-1 6-3

3. Sara Anundsen [#95](UNC) d. Alison Silverio[#62](GT) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

4. Austin Smith(UNC) d. Tarryn Rudman [#71](GT) 6-3, 6-0

5. Kelly Anderson [#94](GT) d. Laura Reichert(UNC) 4-6 7-5 7-6 (5)

6. Whitney McCray (GT) d. Tanja Markovic(UNC) 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-2

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