Oct. 31, 2007
ATLANTA – Six members of Georgia Tech’s top-ranked women’s tennis team will travel to Columbus, Ohio this weekend to participate in the 2007 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Tennis Championships, which will be hosted by The Ohio State University Nov. 1-4.
The Yellow Jackets are concluding a highly-successful fall campaign with five participants in the 32-player singles draw while one doubles tandem will take part in the 16-team doubles bracket.
Georgia Tech has, by far, the most participants in the singles draw, while only four other schools – Baylor (3), Cal (2), Duke (2) and Northwestern (3) have more than one. The five Yellow Jackets participants – sixth-seeded Kristi Miller, seventh-seeded Amanda McDowell, Christy Striplin, Kirsten Flower and Maya Johansson – make up the largest contingent to participate in the tournament in the program’s history.
First round action begins at 11 a.m. Thursday with doubles to be followed by the first round of singles in the afternoon. One round of doubles and two of singles will be played Friday, beginning at 9 a.m.
Georgia Tech’s first round matchups for both singles and doubles are as follows (and in this order):
Match No. 13 on the day: No. 3 Seed/third-ranked Miller/Whitney McCray (GT) vs. Polina Kokoulina/Pichittra Thongdach (Boise State)
Match No. 17: No. 23 Flower (GT) vs. Anna Maria Constantinescu (Oklahoma)
Match No. 21: No. 7 Seed/No. 60 McDowell (GT) vs. Angela Dipastina (Ohio State)
Match No. 24: Johansson (GT) vs. No. 45 Cosima Ciobanu (Notre Dame)
Match No. 27: No. 6 Seed/fifth-ranked Miller (GT) vs. seventh-ranked Megan Moulton-Levy (William & Mary)
Match No. 30: No. 42 Striplin (GT) vs. No. 5 Seed/sixth-ranked Zuzana Zemenova (Baylor)
Live scoring updates for all matches at the 2007 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Tennis Championships will be available on www.itatennis.com.
Elsewhere, Tech freshman Noelle Hickey will participate in the FSU Invitational, hosted by Florida State in Tallahassee Nov. 2-4.