May 3, 2008
ATLANTA – A school-record five Yellow Jackets will represent Georgia Tech in the upcoming NCAA Singles Championships, while Georgia Tech will have a tandem competing in the NCAA Doubles Championships for the fourth-consecutive season.
The NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships begin May 21 in Tulsa following the conclusion of the NCAA Team Championships.
Amanda McDowell and Kristi Miller headline the list as both Yellow Jackets received top-16 national seeds to earn singles All-America honors in 2008. The Tech tandem has combined for 68 singles wins this season while leading Georgia Tech to its fourth-consecutive ACC Regular Season title and its second-straight ITA National Indoor Team Championship.
Joining McDowell and Miller in the 64-player singles draw will be senior Whitney McCray, who has a 24-10 singles record, sophomore Kirsten Flower, who is 25-9, and Maya Johansson, a freshman that has posted a 29-7 record in her first season on the Flats.
McCray and Miller went 9-3 during the season in doubles, with all nine of their wins coming during a strong fall campaign by the senior duo.
The Yellow Jackets will begin the defense of their 2007 NCAA Team Title next weekend when they host first- and second-round action at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Tech will open the tournament by facing Alcorn State Friday at 12 noon.
NCAA Singles ChampionshipsKirsten FlowerMaya JohanssonWhitney McCrayNo. 7 Seed Amanda McDowellTop-16 Seed Kristi Miller
NCAA Doubles Championships Whitney McCray/Kristi Miller