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Tech Tennis Concludes Fall Campaign at Kitty Harrison Invitational

Nov. 12, 2006

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s women’s tennis team concluded their fall campaign by winning a singles title and receiving two runner-up singles finishes at the third-annual Kitty Harrison Invitational, which was hosted by the University of North Carolina Friday through Sunday.

Junior Whitney McCray captured the White Draw Singles Title Sunday afternoon with a win over her own teammate, sophomore Christy Striplin, 6-4, 6-3, after both players earned semifinal wins earlier in the day. McCray battled for a 7-6 (1), 4-6, 10-7 victory over UNC’s Laura Reichert in the morning match while Striplin earned a 6-2, 6-3 win over Carolina’s Meg Fanjoy.

Also earning a runner-up finish on the final day of competition was senior Tarryn Rudman, who earned a 6-0, 6-4 victory over William & Mary’s Klaudyna Kasztelaniec, 6-0, 6-4 in the semis before falling to fifth-seeded Austin Smith, 6-2, 3-6, 10-8 in the finals.

Georgia Tech Singles Results

Blue Draw

(R32) (74) Tarryn Rudman (GT) def. Jessica Giuggioli (Kentucky), 6-1, 6-0

(R32) Amanda McDowell (GT) def. No. 4 Katrina Tsang (W&M), 7-6 (6), 3-6, 12-10

(R32) Amanda Craddock (GT) def. (108) Joelle Schwenk (Kentucky), 6-4, 6-1

(R32) No. 5 (54) Alison Silverio (GT) def. Michele Fanney (Davidson), 6-2, 6-2

(R32) No. 2 Kirsten Flower (GT) def. Kuni Dorn (Kansas), 6-3, 6-4

(R16) (74) Rudman (GT) def. Virginia Berry (Davidson), 6-2, 6-0

(R16) McDowell (GT) def. Olya Batsula (ETSU), 6-2, 6-0

(R16) Craddock (GT) advanced due to injury to No. 3 Katrina Tsang (UNC)

(R16) No. 5 (54) Silverio (GT) def. Ragini Acharya (W&M), 6-2, 6-0

(R16) No. 2 Flower (GT) def. Carolina Escamilla (Kentucky), 6-2, 6-4

(QF) Rudman (GT) def. Yevgenia Stupak (ETSU), 6-2, 6-0

(QF) Klaudyna Kasztelaniec (W&M) def. McDowell (GT), 6-2, 1-6, 10-8

(QF) No. 5 Silverio (GT) def. Craddock (GT), 6-4, 6-4

(QF) No. 5 Austin Smith (UNC) def. No. 2 Flower (GT), 6-1, 1-6, 7-2

(SF) Rudman (GT) def. Kasztelaniec (W&M), 6-0, 6-4

(SF) No. 5 Smith (UNC) def. No. 5 Silverio (GT), 6-4, 1-6, 10-8

(F) No. 5 Smith (UNC) def. Rudman (GT), 6-2, 3-6, 10-8

(C) Craddock (GT) def. Flower (GT) 6-3, 4-6, 10-5

(C) Yevgenia Stupak (ETSU) def. McDowell (GT), 6-3, 6-2

White Draw

(R32) No. 1 Christy Striplin advanced via bye

(R32) No. 2 Whitney McCray advanced via bye

(R16) No. 1 Striplin (GT) def. Jessica Keener (Marshall), 6-1, 6-0

(R16) No. 2 McCray (GT) def. Whitney Miles (UNCG), 6-1, 6-0

(QF) No. 1 Striplin (GT) def. No. 5 Whitney Spencer (Kentucky), 6-2, 6-1

(QF) No. 2 McCray (GT) def. Lauren Sabacinki (W&M), 6-1, 6-3

(SF) No. 1 Striplin (GT) def. No. 4 Meg Fanjoy (UNC), 6-2, 6-3

(SF) No. 2 McCray (GT) def. No. 3 Laura Reichert (UNC) 7-6 (1), 4-6, 10-7

(F) No. 2 McCray (GT) def. No. 1 Striplin (GT), 6-4, 6-3

Blue Draw

(QF) No. 2 Craddock/McCray (GT) def. Arielle Vonstrolley/Erica Zabkar (UNCG), 8-6

(SF) No. 3 Caitlin Collins/Sanaz Marand (UNC) def. No. 2 Craddock/McCray (GT), 8-3

Carolina Draw

(QF) No. 2 McDowell/Striplin (GT) def. Courtney Akel/Whitney Miles (UNCG), 8-1

(SF) No. 2 McDowell/Striplin (GT) def. No. 3 Laura Reichert(UNC)/Katrina Tsang (W&M), 9-8 (1)

(F) Karolina Soor/Yulia Kashelkina (Marshall) def. No. 2 McDowell/Striplin (GT), 8-6

White Doubles

(QF) No. 2 Flower/Rudman (GT) def. Lynzee Kever/Jeanne Schwartz (Marshall), 8-6

(SF) No. 2 Flower/Rudman (GT) def. Giuggioli/Caroline Winebrenner (Kentucky), 8-4

(F) No. 2 Flower/Rudman (GT) def. Kim Coventry/Christine Johnston (Kentucky), 8-6

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