March 6, 2004
ATLANTA – Lyndsay Shosho defeated 10th-ranked Karin Coetzee, leading No. 43 Georgia Tech (6-3) to a 6-1 win over visiting Wake Forest (7-3), the 29th-ranked team in the country, Saturday on the outdoor courts of the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
Tech began the afternoon capturing the doubles point with wins in the Nos 1 and 2 positions. Kelly Anderson teamed with Sekita Grant to down the 47th-ranked duo in the country in Coetzee and Katie Martzolf in the top slot, 8-2 while Maria Nieto and Shosho defeated Ashlee Davis and Danielle Schwartz in a close 9-7 match in the No. 2 slot.
Wake Forest tied the match at 1-1 after Davis defeated Tech’s Lindsey Stauss, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Grant then untied the match with an easy, 6-1, 6-1, win against the Deacs’ Schwartz in the No. 6 position before Anderson came back from an 0-3 deficit in the second set of her match to down Martzolf, 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2, making the score 3-1 in favor of the Jackets.
Shosho continued her outstanding play in the singles competition, winning at No. 1 against the 10th-ranked singles player in the country, Coetzee, by a score of 6-2, 6-3 to secure the match victory for Georgia Tech shortly after the conclusion of the No. 2 singles match.
Earning three-set wins on the afternoon were Alison Silverio and Nieto at the Nos. 4 and 5 singles slots, respectively. Silverio won her first set 7-5, but dropped the second in a close 6-7 (5) battle, before earning the third-set tiebreaker victory, 1-0. Nieto also went to a three-set tiebreaker, as she took the first set, 6-4, but dropped the second, 5-7.
“It was a good start to our ACC season,” said Tech head coach Bryan Shelton, “and it was against a solid opponent in Wake Forest. I was very pleased with the effort of our team today.”
The Georgia Tech women will return to action tomorrow afternoon when they host the NC State Wolfpack at Bill Moore Tennis Center. The match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and is to be played on the outdoor courts, weather permitting.
No. 43 Georgia Tech 6, No. 29 Wake Forest 1
Doubles (Georgia Tech Wins the Doubles Point) No. 1 Anderson/Grant def. #47 Coetzee/Martzolf, 8-2 No. 2 Shosho/Nieto def. Davis/Schwartz, 9-7 No. 3 Smith/Knight def. Kacie Anson/Stauss, 8-5
Singles No. 1 Lyndsay Shosho def. #10 Karin Coetzee, 6-2, 6-3 No. 2 Kelly Anderson def. Katie Martzolf, 6-2, 6-3 No. 3 Ashlee Davis def. Lindsey Stauss, 6-1, 6-1 No. 4 Alison Silverio def. Liz Proctor, 7-5, 6-7 (5), 1-0 No. 5 Maria Nieto def. Aimee Smith, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 No. 6 Sekita Grant def. Danielle Schwartz, 6-1, 6-1