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Tech Women Begin Strong at SDSU Fall Tennis Classic

Nov. 4, 2005

SAN DIEGO – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team won 11 of 12 singles matches and swept both doubles matches on day one of the SDSU Fall Tennis Classic, which is being held at the Aztec Tennis Center on the campus of San Diego State University. The tournament began Friday morning and runs through Sunday afternoon.

The Georgia Tech duos of Kelly Anderson and Whitney McCray, along with Lyndsay Shosho and Alison Silverio, got the Yellow Jackets rolling by winning their doubles matches during the morning session. Anderson and McCray defeated Long Beach State’s Katy Williams and Sandra Rocha, 8-4, to advance to Saturday’s Red Draw semifinal against Blair DiSesa and Alanna Rodgers of Rice, which will begin at 12 p.m. EST. Shosho and Silverio also advanced to Saturday’s Red Draw semifinals, and will face Rice’s Kimberley Patenaude and Medeja Egic after stopping Florida State’s duo of Suzanna Mansour and Whitney Ebor, 8-3.

In Red Draw singles play, Anderson and Silverio each advanced to Saturday’s semifinals by winning three matches between the two of them. Silverio downed New Mexico’s Nora Quintal, 6-3, 6-3, before defeating Rice’s Christine Dao by a score of 6-2, 6-2. Anderson advanced to her quarterfinal match against San Diego’s Lauren Perl via bye, and then defeated the Toreros’ standout, 6-2, 6-3.

McCray and Christy Striplin, playing in the Black Draw for singles, both won two matches to advance to Saturday’s semifinals. McCray came back after dropping her first set to Rice’s Tiffany Lee, 1-6, to win the next two in tiebreakers for a 1-6, 7-6 (3), 10-7 win in the first round before downing New Mexico’s Lucy Scott, 6-4, 6-3. Striplin easily defeated Florida State’s Eber, 6-2, 6-2, before blanking New Mexico’s Jennifer Ryba, 6-0, 6-0 to advance to her first semifinal of the fall.

Rounding out the singles action for the Yellow Jackets on the day was Georgia Tech senior Kacie Anson, competing in the Gold Draw. Anson defeated Rice’s Emily Braid, 6-3, 6-0 in her first round match and then advanced to Saturday’s semifinals with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against San Diego State’s Yuki Hagiwara.

SDSU Fall Tennis Classic

(Doubles–Red Draw)

Kelly Anderson/Whitney McCray (GT) d. Katy Williams/Sandra Rocha (LBSU), 8-4

Lyndsay Shosho/Alison Silverio (GT) d. Mansour/Eber (FSU), 8-3

(Doubles–Black Draw)

Kacie Anson/Christy Striplin (GT) advanced to quarterfinals via bye

(Singles–Red Draw)

Kelly Anderson (GT) advanced via bye

Kelly Anderson (GT) d. Lauren Perl (USD), 6-2, 6-3

Katie Williams (LBSU) d. Lyndsay Shosho (GT) 6-2, 6-2

Lyndsay Shosho (GT) d. Suzanna Mansour (FSU), 6-4, 6-3

Alison Silverio (GT) d. Nora Quintal (UNM), 6-3, 6-3

Alison Silverio (GT) d. Christine Dao (Rice), 7-5, 6-2

(Singles–Black Draw)

Whitney McCray (GT) d. Tiffany Lee (Rice), 1-6, 7-6 (3), 10-7

Whitney McCray (GT) d. Lucy Scott (UNM), 6-4, 6-3

Christy Striplin (GT) d. Whitney Eber (FSU), 6-2, 6-2

Christy Striplin (GT) d. Jennifer Ryba (UNM), 6-0, 6-0

(Singles–Gold Draw)

Kacie Anson (GT) d. Emily Braid (Rice), 6-3, 6-0

Kacie Anson (GT) d. Yuki Hagiwara (SDSU), 6-1, 6-1


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