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Tech Women Eliminated From All-American Championships

Oct. 6, 2006

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Second-seeded Kristi Miller’s quest for the singles title at the 2006 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships was stopped Friday afternoon when she lost in straight sets to California’s Suzi Babos at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

The Georgia Tech All-American recorded a 6-4, 7-5 victory in the first round Friday to set up the matchup with Babos, but couldn’t advance past the Round of 16, losing 6-4, 6-4.

The first Intercollegiate Tennis Association national and singles and doubles championships of the 2006-07 season – the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships presented by Fila – is one of three national collegiate tennis championships this season. The Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships, the Nov. 2-5 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, and the year-end NCAA Championships are college tennis’ three national championship events during the season.

The premier hard court event of the fall collegiate season, the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships presented by Fila feature the top players in NCAA Division I tennis.

The Oct. 5-8 main draw was preceded by two sets of qualifying tournaments. The 64-player, 32 doubles team prequalifying tournament was Sept. 31-Oct. 1 at UCLA, with eight players and four doubles teams advancing from there to the Oct. 3-4 64-player qualifying tournament at Riviera (where eight players and four doubles teams advanced to the main draw).

Georgia Tech Main Draw Results:

(R1) Kristi Miller (GT) def. Bianca Dulgheru (Pepp.), 6-4, 7-5

(R2) Suzi Babos (Cal) def. Miller (GT), 6-4, 6-4

Georgia Tech Qualifying Tournament Results:

Singles

(R1) Jessica Nguyen (Stanford) def. Tarryn Rudman (GT), 6-1, 6-1

(R1) Megan Falcon (LSU) def. Alison Silverio (GT), 6-4, 6-1

(CR1) Silverio (GT) def. Caitlin Collins (UNC), 6-2, 6-2

(CR1) Rudman (GT) def. Ashley Joelson (UCLA), 7-6 (3), 6-0

(CR2) Silverio (GT) def. Marion Raveljaona (Cal), 6-3, 1-6, 6-1

(CR2) Ekaterina Burduli (Wash. St.) def. Rudman (GT), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Doubles

(R1) Silverio/Kristi Miller (GT) def. Lynzee Kever/Kellie Schmitt (Marshall), 8-3

(R2) Amanda Fink/Judy DeVera (USC) def. Silverio/Miller (GT), 8-1

Georgia Tech Prequalifying Tournament Results:

Singles

(R1) Kirsten Flower (GT) def. Becky Bernard (UC Irvine), 6-0, 6-1

(R2) Flower (GT) def. Ana Cetnik (TCU), 2-6, 6-0, 6-4

(R3) Laura Vallverdu (Miami) def. Flower (GT), 6-2, 6-1

Doubles

(R1) No. 5-8 Sara Fansler/Julie Smekodub (USC) def. Flower/Rudman (GT), 8-5

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