Jan. 19, 2005
ATLANTA – Kristi Miller, Alison Silverio, Kacie Anson, Whitney McCray and Esther van Londen all recorded straight set singles victories and Lyndsay Shosho battled for a three-set victory as the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (1-0) blanked cross-town rival Georgia State (0-1), 7-0, Wednesday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center
“It was a great start to the season,” said Tech head coach Bryan Shelton “It was nice to get all three of our freshmen into the first match and have them play so well in both singles and doubles. We know that it’s going to get tougher as season goes along but our goal is to get better as well. We have about a week and a half to prepare for Baylor and we will be working hard in hopes of playing well against one of the better teams in the country.”
The Yellow Jackets began the afternoon by sweeping the three doubles points from the visiting Panthers. Freshmen McCray and van Londen teamed together to defeat Georgia State’s Mateja Potgorsek and Kiera Strickland in the No. 3 slot to begin the afternoon, and the 16th-ranked duo of Miller and Silverio helped the Jackets capture the doubles point with an 8-3 win over the Panthers’ Anne Breiholtz and Annamaria Forgacs at No. 1. The Yellow Jackets earned a sweep of the doubles matches when Anson and Shosho downed Birte Kowing and Simona Foltyn in the No. 2 position, 8-6.
The Yellow Jackets went up 2-0 in the match after No. 18 Miller dropped the Panthers’ top singles player, Forgacs, 6-0, 6-1, before Silverio downed Breiholtz, 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 2 singles slot to put Georgia Tech up 3-0. Anson, playing in the No. 4 position, won her match against Potgorsek, 6-0, 6-3, to give the Yellow Jackets the fourth and deciding point in the match.
McCray, Shosho and van Londen also recorded victories in singles play on the evening. McCray dispatched Foltyn in the No. 5 position by a score of 6-1, 6-1, and Shosho came back after dropping her second set to Kowing to win 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, at No. 4 singles. van Londen wrapped up the sweep with a 6-2, 6-4 win in the No. 6 slot.
The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team will return to action on Jan. 29th when it hosts the Baylor Bears at 12 noon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
1. Kristi Miller (GT) def. Annamaria Forgacs (GSU), 6-0, 6-1
2. Alison Silverio (GT) def. Anne Breiholtz (GSU), 6-2, 6-2
3. Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. Birte Kowing (GSU), 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
4. Kacie Anson (GT) def. Mateja Potgorsek (GSU), 6-0, 6-3**
5. Whitney McCray (GT) def. Simona Foltyn (GSU), 6-1, 6-1
6. Esther van Londen (GT) def. Kiera Strickland (GSU), 6-2, 6-4
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 4, 5, 3, 6
1. Miller/Silverio (GT) def. Breiholtz/Forgacs (GSU), 8-3*
2. Shosho/Anson (GT) def. Foltyn/Kowing (GSU), 8-6
3. McCray/van Londen (GT) def. Podgorsek/Strickland (GSU), 8-1
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2
*Clinched Doubles Point
**Clinched Match Point