April 16, 2006
ATLANTA – Seniors Kelly Anderson, Kacie Anson and Lyndsay Shosho went a combined 5-0 in singles and doubles play in their final regular season match at the Bill Moore Tennis Center, helping No. 12 Georgia Tech (18-5, 9-2 ACC) to a 7-0 win over No. 36 NC State (15-8, 4-7 ACC) Sunday afternoon.
With the win, the Yellow Jacket finished as the ACC Regular Season Co-Champions for the second-straight season, after Miami defeated Duke in Coral Gables earlier in the day. All three teams finished 9-2 in conference matches this season.
After Tech swept all three doubles matches, Anderson, ranked 94th in the nation in singles play, breezed through her singles match at the No. 5 position, defeating Julia Roach, 6-0, 6-0.
“Today was a really good match for the team,” said Anderson. “Everyone came out fired up and ready to play. It was great to see so many fans out supporting us. We really appreciated the number of people who came out on Easter and hopefully we will see as many to watch us if we host a regional at Georgia Tech. We are ready for the postseason and are looking to get even better from here.”
The Jackets then went up 3-0 in the match when Whitney McCray downed the Pack’s Neils Barringer, 6-3, 6-1 on court six before Tech’s 71st-ranked Tarryn Rudman and 62nd-ranked Alison Silverio recorded 6-1, 6-3 wins at their matches on courts four and five, respectively, giving the Jackets a 5-0 edge.
After battling for a 6-4 win in her first set against Barbara Orlay at the No. 2 singles slot, Shosho won her second set, 6-1, which gave Tech the 6-0 lead, before top-ranked Kristi Miller completed the sweep with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 124 Shona Lee at the top singles position.
Anson and Silverio teamed at the No. 3 doubles slot to record the first win on the afternoon, defeating Nandita Chandrasekar and Elin Stahl Johansson, 8-5, before 16th-ranked Miller and Shosho and the duo of Anderson and McCray recorded back-to-back 8-4 wins at the Nos. 1 and 2 doubles positions.
“The thing that I was most pleased with this weekend was how well we rebounded from last weekend’s losses,” said head coach Bryan Shelton. “The thing that I always tell the team is the mark of a great program is how they deal with adversity and losses, and I think that we really responded so well this weekend, winning all 14 points in the two matches.
Tennis Match Results
NC State vs Georgia Tech
Apr 16, 2006 at Atlanta, Ga.
#12 Georgia Tech 7, #36 NC State 0
1. #1 Kristi Miller (GT) def. #124 Shona Lee (ST) 6-4, 6-3
2. #52 Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. Barbara Orlay (ST) 6-4, 6-1
3. #62 Alison Silverio (GT) def. Alejandra Guerra (ST) 6-1, 6-3
4. #71 Tarryn Rudman (GT) def. Nandita Chandrasekar (ST) 6-1, 6-3
5. #94 Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Julia Roach (ST) 6-0, 6-0
6. Whitney McCray (GT) def. Neils Barringer (ST) 6-3, 6-1
1. #16 Miller/ Shosho (GT) def. Guerra/ Lee (ST) 8-4
2. Anderson/ McCray (GT) def. Orlay/ Roach (ST) 8-4
3. Kacie Anson/ Silverio (GT) def. Chandrasekar/Elin Stahl Johansson (ST) 8-5
NC State 15-8, 4-7 ACC; National ranking #36
Georgia Tech 18-5, 9-2 ACC; National ranking #12
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,6,4,3,2,1)