April 7, 2007
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Amanda Craddock cruised to a straight-set victory at No. 3 singles to lead No. 6 Georgia Tech (16-4, 7-1 ACC) to a 5-2 win over No. 15 Wake Forest (12-5, 6-3 ACC) Saturday afternoon at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center.
The victory extends the Yellow Jackets’ ACC winning streak to seven-straight matches after beginning the season with a loss at Clemson. The Jackets and Tigers are currently tied for first place in the ACC standings.
Sixty-ninth ranked Craddock started the Yellow Jackets off with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Ana Jerman at the No. 3 singles position to tie the match at 1-1 after Wake Forest won the doubles point with victories at the top two flights.
Tarryn Rudman, ranked No. 103 in the nation in singles, pushed the score to 2-1 in favor of the Yellow Jackets by dropping Christine Simpson, 6-4, 6-3, at the No. 6 position before No. 46 Christy Striplin pushed the score to 3-1 with a 6-4, 6-1 win at the No. 5 slot.
No. 80 Alison Silverio clinched the match for the Yellow Jackets when she came back after dropping her first set to top 89th-ranked Ashlee Davis, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, at the No. 2 singles spot before fifth-ranked Kristi Miller capped the Yellow Jacket scoring with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over No. 63 Alex Hirsch at the top singles position.
Tech’s lone doubles win came at the No. 3 slot, as Rudman and Kirsten Flower posted a 9-7 victory over Simpson and Sierra Poske.
The Jackets will now head over to Raleigh, where they will face NC State Sunday at 12 noon.
Tennis Match ResultsGeorgia Tech vs Wake ForestApr 07, 2007 at Winston-Salem, NC
#6 Georgia Tech 5, #15 Wake Forest 2
Singles competition1. #5 Kristi Miller (GT) def. #63 Alexandra Hirsch (WF) 6-2, 4-6, 6-32. #80 Alison Silverio (GT) def. #89 Ashlee Davis (WF) 3-6, 6-4, 6-03. #69 Amanda Craddock (GT) def. Ana Jerman (WF) 6-1, 6-14. Sasha Kulikova (WF) def. #116 Amanda McDowell (GT) 3-6, 6-4, 6-05. #46 Christy Striplin (GT) def. Sierra Poske (WF) 6-4, 6-16. #103 Tarryn Rudman (GT) def. Christine Simpson (WF) 6-4, 6-3
Doubles competition1. Hirsch/ Davis (WF) def. #40 Craddock/ Silverio (GT) 9-72. Jerman/ Kulikova (WF) def. McDowell/ Miller (GT) 9-8 (7-1)3. Kirsten Flower/ Rudman (GT) def. Poske/ Simpson (WF) 9-7
Match Notes:Georgia Tech 16-4, 7-1 ACC; National ranking #6Wake Forest 12-5, 6-3 ACC; National ranking #15Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,6,5,2,1,4)