Jan. 18, 2008
ATLANTA – Maya Johansson, Noelle Hickey and Christy Striplin all picked up singles wins on opening day at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic, which is being contested at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif.
Hickey posted a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Stanford’s Isa Marie Perez in her first round match, but fell to USC’s Lindsey Nelson in the round of 16, 6-2, 6-2. Johansson and Striplin both received byes in the first round but recorded victories in their afternoon matches to advance to the quarterfinals, which will commence Saturday Monday at 10 a.m. PT
Striplin notched a 6-4, 6-2 win against USC’s Amanda Fink and Johansson posted a hard-fought 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-0 victory over Eleyla Entekhabi of Southern Cal.
Both Tech doubles teams received byes in the first round and will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Championship Women's Singles
Round of 32: Maya Johansson (Georgia Tech) bye Noelle Hickey (Georgia Tech) d. Isa Marie Perez (Stanford) 6-3, 6-2; Christy Striplin (Georgia Tech) bye Christala Andrews (USC) d. Sasha Krupina (Georgia Tech) 6-2, 6-3
Round of 16: Maya Johansson (Georgia Tech) d. Eleyla Entekhabi (USC) 6-7(3), 7-6(3), 6-0 Lindsey Nelson (USC) d. Noelle Hickey (Georgia Tech) 6-2, 6-2; Christy Striplin (Georgia Tech) d. Amanda Fink (USC) 6-4, 6-2
Championship Women’s Doubles
CONSOLATION MATCHES: Women’s Consolation Singles: All match scores will be reported with Saturday’s Results.