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No. 8 Tech Tennis Travels to Furman Wednesday

March 14, 2006

ATLANTA – The eighth-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team travels to Greenville, S.C. this Wednesday to face the Furman Paladins at 2:30 p.m. The Yellow Jackets are riding a three-match win streak and stand at 10-2 on the season, while Furman is 7-5 after winning its last five matches.

Leading the Jackets with 24 singles wins this season is sophomore All-American Kristi Miller, raising her career singles wins total to 66, which stands sixth all-time in the Tech career annals. Senior Kelly Anderson has the most singles victories of any active Yellow Jacket with 82 in her four years on the Flats, which stands fourth in school history. The Pietermaritzburg, South Africa native also has 71 doubles victories, which ranked third in the Tech record books.

Junior Alison Silverio’s 81.8 percent winning percentage in 2006 has raised her career singles winning percentage to .714, which sets the mark for the highest career winning percentage in school history. Her 70 career singles wins also ranks fifth in the Tech record books.

Following the match on Wednesday, the Yellow Jackets will hit the road during spring break, playing at Texas A&M next Tuesday at 7 p.m. EST and at Baylor the following Thursday for a 3 p.m. EST match. Tech returns to Atlanta immediately following the Baylor match to host Maryland and Boston College on the 25th and 26th of March.

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