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No. 13 Tech Women's Tennis Blanks No. 61 Boston College

March 26, 2006

ATLANTA – Thirteenth-ranked Georgia Tech (14-3, 5-0 ACC) recorded its second 7-0 win in as many days and head coach Bryan Shelton earned his 101st career victory as the Yellow Jackets defeated Boston College (6-6, 0-5 ACC) Sunday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

“Overall it was a good match,” said Georgia Tech head coach Bryan Shelton. “It was the last of a long spring break, or spring training as the players called it. I’m proud of our team’s effort and intensity today. We really brought our best today, and I am pleased that we finished our week so strong.

Shelton improved to 101-55 in his 6+ years of coaching on the Flats after the Yellow Jackets won a combined 18 matches against ACC opponents this weekend, winning all 12 singles and six doubles matches. The Birmingham, Alabama native has also coached the Jackets to 34 conference victories since returning to coach at his alma mater, and is the only head coach in Tech women’s tennis history to have a winning record in Atlantic Coast Conference matches.

The Jackets won all three doubles matches Sunday to take a 1-0 lead into singles play. Whitney McCray and Kelly Anderson started things off with an 8-3 win over Lindsey Nash and Sarah Svoboda at the No. 2 spot before 12th-ranked Kristi Miller and Lyndsay Shosho won at No. 1 with an 8-1 victory over Dasha Cherkasov and Lana Krasnopolsky. Kacie Anson and Alison Silverio then completed the doubles sweep with an 8-5 victory over Gia Nafarrete and Szilvia Szegedi at the No. 3 slot, 8-5.

Christy Striplin made the score to 2-0 with a quick 6-0, 6-1 win over Nash at the No. 6 singles slot before 76th-ranked Anderson defeated Svoboda, 6-4, 6-0, at No. 4 to push the score to 3-0 in favor of the Jackets. Top-ranked Kristi Miller clinched match point with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Szegedi at the top of the singles lineup, and 61st-ranked Silverio topped No. 100 Krasnopolsky, 6-2, 6-3 to make the score 5-0.

McCray pushed the score to 6-0 with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Nafarrette at the No. 5 singles slot before 51st-ranked Shosho completed the sweep with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Cherkasov at the No. 2 position.

The Yellow Jackets will return to action this weekend when they travel to Florida to face the seventh-ranked Miami Hurricanes Friday at 12 noon and the No. 64 Florida State Seminoles Sunday at 10 a.m.

Tennis Match Results

Boston College vs Georgia Tech

Mar 26, 2006 at Atlanta, Ga.

#13 Georgia Tech 7, #61 Boston College 0

Singles competition

1. #1 Kristi Miller (GT) def. Szilvia Szegedi (BC) 6-4, 6-1

2. #51 Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. Dasha Cherkasov (BC) 7-5, 6-2

3. #61 Alison Silverio (GT) def. #100 Lana Krasnopolsky (BC) 6-2, 6-3

4. #76 Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Sarah Svoboda (BC) 6-4, 6-0

5. Whitney McCray (GT) def. Gia Nafarrete (BC) 6-3, 6-3

6. Christy Striplin (GT) def. Lindsey Nash (BC) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. #12 Kristi Miller/Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. Dasha Cherkasov/Lana Krasnopolsky (BC) 8-1

2. Whitney McCray/Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Lindsey Nash/Sarah Svoboda (BC) 8-3

3. Kacie Anson/Alison Silverio (GT) def. Gia Nafarrete/Szilvia Szegedi (BC) 8-5

Match Notes:

Boston College 6-6, 0-5 ACC; National ranking #61

Georgia Tech 14-3, 5-0 ACC; National ranking #13

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,4,1,3,5,2)

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