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No. 14 Tech Tennis Drops No. 67 Florida State, 5-2

April 2, 2006

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Alison Silverio won at No. 3 doubles and then recorded a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles to lead No. 14 Georgia Tech (16-3, 7-0 ACC) to a 5-2 victory over No. 67 Florida State (8-10, 1-7 ACC) Sunday afternoon at the Florida State Tennis Center in Tallahassee, Fla.

The junior teamed with Kacie Anson to defeat Tapiwa Marobela and Alina Mihailescu, 8-2, while 12th-ranked Kristi Miller and Lyndsay Shosho stopped Florida State’s Nicola Slater and Whitney Eber, 8-1, at the top doubles position to help Tech take a 1-0 lead into doubles play.

Silverio, ranked No. 61 in the nation in singles, then quickly dispatched Suzanna Mansour to give the Jackets a 2-0 edge before Tech’s top-ranked Miller downed Anna Rynarzewska, 6-1, 6-2, at the top singles slot, making the score 3-0 in Tech’s favor.

After the Seminoles pulled within one point on Marobela’s 6-3, 6-3 victory over No. 76 Kelly Anderson, rookie Christy Striplin earned the deciding point in the match with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Eber at the No. 6 singles slot.

Shosho, ranked 51st in the nation in singles, then concluded Tech’s scoring aith a 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (5) victory over Nicola Slater at the No. 2 position.

The Jackets will return to action next weekend when they travel to North Carolina to take on the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels.

Tennis Match Results

Georgia Tech vs Florida State

Apr 02, 2006 at Tallahassee, Fla.

#14 Georgia Tech 5, #67 Florida State 2

Singles competition

1. #1 Kristi Miller (GT) def. Anna Rynarzewska (FS) 6-1, 6-2

2. #51 Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. Nicola Slater (FS) 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)

3. Alina Mihailescu (FS) def. #105 Tarryn Rudman (GT) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)

4. #61 Alison Silverio (GT) def. Suzanna Mansour (FS) 6-1, 6-1

5. Tapiwa Marobela (FS) def. #76 Kelly Anderson (GT) 6-3, 6-3

6. Christy Striplin (GT) def. Whitney Eber (FS) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. #12 Miller/Shosho (GT) def. Slater/Eber (FS) 8-1

2. Rynarzewska/Mansour (FS) def. Anderson/McCray (GT) 8-3

3. Kacie Anson/Silverio (GT) def. Marobela/Alina Mihailescu (FS) 8-2

Match Notes: Georgia Tech 16-3, 7-0 ACC; National ranking #14 Florida State 8-10, 1-7 ACC; National ranking #67 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,1,5,6,3,2)

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