April 22, 2005
CARY, NC – Alison Silverio, Kacie Anson, Dasha Potapova and Lyndsay Shosho recorded singles victories to help Georgia Tech (17-3) advance to the semifinals of the 2005 ACC Championship with a 4-1 victory over Florida State (11-11) Friday morning.
The Yellow Jackets will await the winner of the #4 North Carolina/#5 Maryland match Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, NC.
With the victory, Georgia Tech ties the record for most match victories in a single season (17), previously set in 1989 and 1990.
“Our No. 1 goal each is to advance so I was glad to see us get tough after losing the doubles point today,” said Shelton. “The best quality of this team is that they don’t panic. We’ve been in this position throughout the year and have really counted on our experience to pull us through.”
The Jackets dropped the doubles point as the Seminoles defeated Georgia Tech at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions. The FSU duo of Roxanne Clarke and Amberly Tantee defeated Tech’s Dasha Potapova and Lyndsay Shosho, 8-5, before Tapiwa Marobela and Miranda Foley captured the point for the Seminoles with an 8-6 victory over Whitney McCray and Kelly Anderson at the No. 3 slot.
“We were proud of the girls and the way that they came out after doubles,” added assistant coach Nannie de Villiers. “They didn’t let it get them down and really concentrated on coming back and playing singles. They didn’t let the little things slip and their concentration really showed.”
Silverio evened the match score at 1-1 by quickly dropping Foley, 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 4 singles slot, and Kacie Anson gave Tech a 2-1 lead with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Tantee in the No. 6 position.
Potapova pulled the Jackets to within one point of the match victory with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Clarke at No. 2 singles before Shosho clinched the win for Tech with a 6-4, 6-1 win against Marobela at No. 5 singles.
“It was great to see Alison being the catalyst today,” said Shelton, and it felt like old times seeing Shosho clinch it yet again.”
The Yellow Jackets play again at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cary Tennis Center. Livestats for the match will be available at www.ramblinwreck.com.
Tennis Match Resultsh
Florida State vs Georgia Tech
Apr 22, 2005 at
#6 Georgia Tech 4, #36 Florida State 1
1. #12 Mihaela Moldovan (FS) vs. #19 Kristi Miller (GT), DNF
2. Dasha Potapova (GT) def. Roxanne Clarke (FS) 6-2, 6-3
3. Kelly Anderson (GT) vs. Lindsay Deason (FS) DNF
4. Alison Silverio (GT) def. Miranda Foley (FS) 6-0, 6-0
5. Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. Tapiwa Marobela (FS) 6-4, 6-1
6. Kacie Anson (GT) def. Amberly Tantee (FS) 6-1, 6-2
1. #12 Moldovan/ Deason (FS) vs. #18 Miller/ Silverio (GT) DNF
2. Clarke/ Tantee (FS) def. Potapova/ Shosho (GT) 8-5
3. Marobela/ Foley (FS) def. Whitney McCray/ Anderson (GT) 8-6
Florida State 11-11; National ranking #36
Georgia Tech 17-3; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,6,2,5)