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Tech Women Sweep Singles and Doubles on Day One of Michigan Invitational

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.

Singles Play

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

Doubles Play

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

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