March 1, 2006
ATLANTA – Lyndsay Shosho led a Yellow Jacket comeback by winning a three-set match at No. 2 singles to help Georgia Tech (7-1) to a 4-3 victory over No. 22 Clemson (4-3) Wednesday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
The senior from East Amherst, NY came back after dropping her first set, 2-6, against Daniela Alvarez, to win the next two sets, 7-5, 6-3. Alvarez had match point at 5-4 in the second set before Shosho, ranked 74th in the nation in singles, won seven straight games to take the second set, 7-5, and lead 4-0 in the third frame before Alvarez won her next game.
“Lyndsay did it again,” said Georgia Tech head coach Bryan Shelton. “We had a few girls step up today, including Lyndsay. She clinched yet another match for us, just like she did last season.”
The Yellow Jackets fell behind early, as Clemson earned doubles victories at the first two spots to take a 1-0 lead. Tech’s lone doubles win came at the No. 3 slot, with Alison Silverio and Kacie Anson defeating Maria Brito and Marie Scriba, 8-6.
Silverio then tied the match at 1-1 with an easy 6-3, 6-2 victory over Carol Salge at the No. 3 singles position.
“We had a few girls step up today, and Alison was won of those,” said Shelton. “I’m so proud of the way that she played in both doubles and singles. She was our catalyst today. Together with Sho (Lyndsay Shosho), they were the heart of our team, coming through with great attitudes and a lot of fight today.”
The Jackets went up 3-2 in the match after Christy Striplin survived a first-set tiebreaker, 7-6, before breezing through her second set against Scriba at No. 6, 6-0.
Alexandra Luc battled back from dropping her first set to Whitney McCray, 2-6, to win the next two, 6-3, 6-4, setting up Shosho for the match-clincher.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action this weekend, when they host No. 9 Northwestern Saturday at 12 noon. Livestats for the match will be available at www.ramblinwreck.com.