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No. 3 Tech Tennis Clashes with No. 6 Northwestern Saturday

March 3, 2006

ATLANTA – The third-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team, 4-3 winners over No. 22 Clemson this past week, will host their first top-10 team of the season when the sixth-ranked Northwestern Wildcats come to the Bill Moore Tennis Center Saturday. The match is scheduled to begin at 12 noon.

The Jackets enter the match with a 7-1 record on the season while the Wildcats stand at 6-3 after falling to 10th-ranked UNC and eight-ranked Duke early this week. Tech’s only loss on the season came to Texas in the USTA-ITA National Indoor Team Championships, with the Longhorns advancing to the tournament final.

The Jackets are led by a pair of seniors in No. 60 Kelly Anderson and No. 74 Lyndsay Shosho, as well as sophomore All-American Kristi Miller, who is ranked sixth in the nation in singles. All three also appear in the doubles rankings, as Miller and Shosho stand 11th, Shosho and junior Alison Silverio are 47th, and Anderson combines with sophomore Whitney McCray to form the nation’s 54th-ranked doubles team. Silverio also stands 27th in the nation with junior Tarryn Rudman.

Saturday’s match will be just the second meeting between the two schools, with Northwestern winning the only previous matchup, 5-0, in 1994.

The Wildcats have a pair of players ranked in the top-15 in singles play, as Cristelle Grier stands at No. 10 and Alexis Prousis is ranked No. 15, while the two combine to form the nation’s No. 5 doubles team. Grier is also ranked 43rd in doubles with rookie Georgia Rose, who is ranked 36th in the nation in the singles rankings.

Following Saturday’s match, the Yellow Jackets will return to action Tuesday when they host Vanderbilt at 2 p.m.

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