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No. 2 Georgia Tech Breeze Past BC, 7-0

April 12, 2008

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (17-4, 9-1 ACC) registered 19 aces en route to a 7-0 win over Boston College (9-11, 1-9) Saturday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

“I felt like we had a great day today,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “The girls really focused well, especially late in their matches. Boston College gave us a tough match. They really prepared us for Maryland tomorrow.”

The Yellow Jackets designated this match as their inaugural “Ace for the Cure” match. The team donned pink jerseys and looked to raise money to assist in finding a cure for breast cancer through flat donations and donations per ace. Tech raised 2,505.24 during the event with all the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

“I was so glad we could host the “Ace for the Cure,” Shelton said. “It is great that we could participate in this type of event and at least make a small contribution in the fight against breast cancer.

Whitney McCray and Noelle Hickey earned the Yellow Jackets first doubles win of the day, defeating Alina Sullivan and Katharine Attwell 8-1 at the No. 2 doubles spot before the Jackets top doubles tandem of Kristi Miller and Sasha Krupina finished off Dasha Cherkasova and Lauren Cash 8-5 to give the Jackets a 1-0 lead over BC. Kirsten Flower and Christy Striplin completed a Jackets sweep of the double point with a win over Lana Krasnopolsky and Gia Nafarrete 8-3 at No. 3 doubles.

No. 33 Maya Johansson gave the Jackets a 2-0 lead when she blew past Nafarrete 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 6 singles position. Tech’s lead grew to 3-0 after No. 100 Hickey downed Lauren Cash 6-1, 6-1 on court three.

No. 39 Flower clinched the match for the Jackets with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Alina Sullivan at the No. 5 singles position. No. 6 Miller added a 6-4, 6-0 win over Krasnopolsky from the top spot in the lineup to give the Jackets a 5-0 lead.

Tech moved ahead 6-0 when No. 6 McDowell finished off Cherkasov 7-5, 6-1 rom the second position in the lineup. No. 76 Striplin finished off the sweep when she defeated Attwell 6-2, 7-5 at the No. 4 spot.

The Yellow Jackets will wrap up the regular season Sunday when they host Maryland at 12 noon. The match will be the final regular season home match for two special Yellow Jackets, Kristi Miller and Whitney McCray, and Georgia Tech will honor the duo prior to the match with a small ceremony.

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Tennis Match Results
Boston College vs Georgia Tech
Apr 12, 2008 at Atlanta, Ga.

#2 Georgia Tech 7, Boston College 0

Singles competition
1. #6 Kristi Miller (GT) def. Lana Krasnopolsky (BC) 6-4, 6-0
2. #4 Amanda McDowell (GT) def. Dasha Cherkasov (BC) 7-5, 6-1
3. #100 Noelle Hickey (GT) def. Lauren Cash (BC) 6-1, 6-1
4. #76 Christy Striplin (GT) def. Katharine Attwell (BC) 6-2, 7-5
5. #39 Kirsten Flower (GT) def. Alina Sullivan (BC) 6-2, 6-2
6. #33 Maya Johansson (GT) def. Gia Nafarrete (BC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Kristi Miller/Sasha Krupina (GT) def. Dasha Cherkasov/Lauren Cash (BC) 8-5
2. Whitney McCray/Noelle Hickey (GT) def. Alina Sullivan/Katharine Attwell (BC) 8-1
3. Kirsten Flower/Christy Striplin (GT) def. Lana Krasnopolsky/Gia Nafarrete (BC) 8-3

Match Notes:
Boston College 9-11, 1-9 ACC
Georgia Tech 17-4, 9-1 ACC; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,3,5,1,2,4)


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