March 25, 2007
ATLANTA – Kristi Miller, Tarryn Rudman and Amanda Craddock all recorded singles and doubles victories as No. 6 Georgia Tech (13-4, 4-1 ACC) defeated No. 15 Florida State (9-5, 2-3 ACC), 6-1, Sunday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
“The girls played extremely well both days,” said Georgia Tech head coach Bryan Shelton. “Today we were able to get it done in both doubles and singles, and I’m happy that we’ve been able to maintain some momentum as we head into more tough matches next weekend.”
Tech breezed through doubles to take a quick 1-0 lead in the match. The Yellow Jackets’ eighth-ranked duo of Kristi Miller and Whitney McCray dispatched Nicola Slater and Carolin Walter, 8-3, before Alison Silverio and Amanda Craddock earned an 8-5 win over Lauren Macfarlane and Ania Rynarzewska at the second doubles slot to capture the deciding point.
No. 44 Christy Striplin pushed the score to 2-0 when she stopped Walter, 6-0, 6-1 at the fifth singles spot before 99th-ranked Craddock gave Tech the 3-0 edge with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over 77th-ranked Rynarzewska at the No. 3 singles position.
Seventh-ranked Miller captured match point with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 76 Nicola Slater before No. 75 Rudman gave Tech the 5-0 lead with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Foley at the No. 6 singles spot.
No. 95 Lauren Macfarlane scratched for a 6-4, 6-4 win at the No. 2 singles spot to give Florida State its first and only point of the match before No. 121 Amanda McDowell won her match in a third set supertiebreaker, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7) to close out the match.
Georgia Tech will return to action next weekend when it hosts North Carolina and Duke in a pair of key ACC matches. The Jackets and Tar Heels will square off at 12 noon Saturday while Tech and Duke meet Sunday at 1 p.m. Live stats for both matches will be available at www.ramblinwreck.com.
Tennis Match ResultsGeorgia Tech vs Florida StateMar 25, 2007 at Atlanta, Ga.
#6 Georgia Tech 6, #15 Florida State 1
Singles competition1. #7 Kristi Miller (GT) def. #76 Nicola Slater (FS) 6-4, 6-42. #95 Lauren Macfarlane (FS) def. #116 Alison Silverio (GT) 6-4, 6-43. #99 Amanda Craddock (GT) def. #77 Ania Rynarzewska (FS) 6-3, 6-44. #121 Amanda McDowell (GT) def. Jessica Wente (FS) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)5. #44 Christy Striplin (GT) def. Carolin Walter (FS) 6-0, 6-16. #75 Tarryn Rudman (GT) def. Miranda Foley (FS) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles competition1. #8 Whitney McCray/ Miller (GT) def. Slater/ Walter (FS) 8-32. Craddock/ Silverio (GT) def. Macfarlane/ Rynarzewska (FS) 8-53. Kirsten Flower/ Rudman (GT) def. Foley/ Wente (FS) 8-4
Match Notes:Georgia Tech 13-4, 4-1 ACC; National ranking #6Florida State 9-5, 2-3 ACC; National ranking #15Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,3,1,6,2,4)