Jan. 7, 2005
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team swept all five singles matches against Eastern Michigan and four doubles matches against a top-20 LSU team to start the Michigan Invitational on a high note.
“It was a great way to start the year,” said Tech head coach Bryan Shelton. “We had some great practices before leaving Atlanta and came in ready to play today. I thought that we played extremely well and competed hard in every single match today. Against LSU, a top-20 team, we went out and executed well, which is what I wanted to see. The weekend gets tougher tomorrow though, and I know that we will have our hands full with Michigan and Eastern Michigan.”
Against the Eagles of Eastern Michigan, freshman Kristi Miller got the Yellow Jackets started with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Elizabeth Syrova, while Kelly Anderson downed the Eagles’ Yana Parsenyuk, 6-1, 6-2. Dasha Potapova defeated EMU’s Laura Fernandez in the third singles slot, 6-1, 6-1, and Alison Silverio joined the rest of the Jackets in the win column with a 6-1, 6-1 mark against Catherina Bestahorn. Lyndsay Shosho wrapped up the wins over Eastern Michigan in singles play with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Flavia Micati. Rounding out singles action was a win by Tech’s Kacie Anson, who recorded a 6-2, 7-5 win over Michigan’s Alli Shafner, while Esther van Londen and teammate Whitney McCray met each other in solo action, with van Londen coming out on top with a 6-2, 7-5 win over the newcomer.
In doubles play, Georgia Tech met opponents from top-20 LSU, with the Jackets sweeping all three matches against the Tigers. Miller and Silverio teamed together to down LSU’s Staten Spencer and Lauren Seaman, 8-1, and the duo of Shosho and Anderson defeated Amanda Mang and Tiffany Tucker, 8-6. Anson and Potapova teamed together to defeat the Tigers’ Daysi Espinal and Marina Chiarelli, 8-2, as the duo of McCray and van Londen rounded out doubles action with a win over Michigan, 8-1.
The Yellow Jackets will face host Michigan in singles action Saturday morning, with doubles play to follow against Eastern Michigan at 11 a.m.
Kristi Miller (GT) def. Elizabeth Syrova (EMU), 6-0, 6-1
Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Yana Parsenyuk (EMU), 6-1, 6-2
Dasha Potapova (GT) def. Laura Fernandez (EMU), 6-1, 6-1
Alison Silverio (GT) def. Catherina Bestahorn (EMU), 6-1, 6-1
Lyndsay Shosho (GT) def. Flavia Micati (EMU), 6-1, 6-1
Kacie Anson (GT) def. Alli Shafner (MICH), 6-2, 7-5
Esther van Londen (GT) def. Whitney McCray (GT), 6-2, 7-5
Silverio/Miller (GT) def. Staten Spencer/Lauren Seaman (LSU), 8-1
Anderson/Shosho (GT) def. Amanda Mang/Tiffany Tucker (LSU), 8-6
Anson/Potapova (GT) def. Marina Chiarelli/Daysi Espinal (LSU), 8-2
McCray/van Londen (GT) def. Lindsey Goldstein/Unknown 8-1