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Tech Tennis to Host Pair of Ranked Opponents

Feb. 15, 2005

Atlanta – Georgia Tech women’s tennis team will play host to a pair of ranked opponents this week at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. The Jackets open the week against No. 33 Alabama on Wednesday and will take on No. 38 Rice on Thursday. Both matches are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Georgia Tech enters the week currently ranked No. 31 according to the ITA rankings posting a 3-0 mark on the season. The Jackets are 2-0 versus ranked opponents this year downing No. 41 Baylor and No. 65 Ohio State both by a score of 5-2.

Freshman Kristi Miller and junior Kelly Anderson lead Tech. The pair are currently ranked No. 18 and No. 79 respectively. Miller and sophomore Alison Silverio are ranked No. 16 in doubles, while junior Lyndsay Shosho and Anderson are 58th.

The Crimson Tide enters the match with a 2-2 mark on the 2005 season and an 8-4 series record with the Jackets. Alabama and Georgia Tech last met in the 2004 NCAA Opening Round, which the Jackets won 4-0.

The Tide is led by a duo of ranked players as well. Robin Stephenson is presently ranked eighth according to the latest ITA rankings with teammate Ashley Bently ranked No. 75. The pair also teams up to form the twelfth ranked doubles team.

Rice enters Thursday’s match coming off of a 7-0 sweep of Texas State. The Owls are 6-0 and led by Blair DiSesa. The junior is 15-7 on the year with a 6-0 dual match record and is currently ranked No. 89 in the nation. Rice leads the all-time series against Tech 1-0 with the only meeting between the two teams ending with a 6-3 Owl victory in 1993.

-GT-

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