April 25, 2006
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team moved up to No. 6 in the latest Fila Collegiate Tennis Rankings, which are administered by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, after earning its second Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in as many years this past weekend.
The Jackets captured the tournament title with wins over NC State, Clemson and Miami at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, N.C.
Tech is one of five ACC teams ranked in the top-15 in the latest polls, and the highest-ranked ACC team at No. 6 in the rankings. It marks the highest the Jackets have been ranked since February 28th of this season, when Tech was the nation’s third-ranked team.
Miami, who the Jackets defeated in the championship match for the second-straight year, moved up to No. 7 in the polls, while Duke, who fell to Miami in the semifinals, currently stands at No. 8. North Carolina rounds out the ACC schools in the top-10, as the Tar Heels dropped to 10th in the nation after falling in the quarterfinals to Clemson, while the Tigers currently stand 15th in the polls.
Yellow Jacket All-American Kristi Miller maintains the top spot in the singles rankings after defeating No. 2 Audra Cohen in the championship match of the ACC Tournament on Sunday, while Duke’s Daniela Bercek currently stands third in the nation. Miller has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in four consecutive polls, dating back to March 21st.
Shosho and Miller maintain their No. 9 doubles ranking after going 1-0 in the ACC Championships, with a win over then-12th-ranked Carol Salge and Federica van Adrichem of Clemson in the semifinal match.
The Yellow Jackets will have a few weeks off before beginning play in the NCAA Tournament, which Tech earned an automatic berth to by capturing the ACC Championship. Tech will learn if it hosts a regional (May 12th and 13th) on May 3rd, when the bracket is announced on ESPNEWS at approximately 8:45 p.m. The men’s announcement will precede the women’s at 8:30 p.m.