March 28, 2004
ATLANTA – Lindsey Stauss clinched the match at No. 4 singles as Georgia Tech (11-5, 4-0 ACC) defeated Maryland (5-8, 0-3), 4-3, Sunday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center on the campus of Georgia Tech.
With the match score tied 3-3, Stauss came from behind to down Maryland’s Mariaan Baker, 7-6, 6-7, 6-0 to help the Jackets remain undefeated in ACC play. Also earning singles wins on the afternoon for the Jackets were Sekita Grant, at the No. 5 position over Masha Senic, 7-6, 7-6, and Maria Nieto, who played in the No. 6 slot and won 7-6, 7-6.
“It was a great win for us today, we really had to fight for it,” said Tech head coach Bryan Shelton. “Lindsey Stauss really was the player of the day for us, she really played like a champion today. She elevated her game in the third set and I’m very proud of her effort and the team’s effort this afternoon.”
The Jackets swept doubles to begin the match. Grant teamed with Kelly Anderson to down the Terps’ top duo, Baker and Emily Marker, 8-5, while Nieto and teammate Lyndsay Shosho defeated Ramona But and Jennifer Dent, 8-5, in the No. 2 slot. At No. 3, Kacie Anson and Alison Silverio defeated Maryland’s Fusea and Chloe Chavardes, 8-6 to round out the doubles sweep.
The Jackets will return to action when they host Clemson in Tech’s final home match of the season on Thursday at 2 p.m.
No. 39 Georgia Tech 4, No. 60 Maryland 3
Doubles (Georgia Tech wins the point) No. 1 Anderson/Grant (GT) def. Baker/Marker (UM) 8-5 No. 2 Shosho/Nieto (GT) def. But/Dent (UM) 8-5 No. 3 Kacie Anson/Silverio (GT) def. Fusea/Chavardes (UM) 8-6
Singles No. 1 Ramona But (UM) def. Lyndsay Shosho (GT) 6-2, 6-1 No. 2 Emily Marker (UM) def. Kelly Anderson (GT) 7-5, 6-3 No. 3 Jennifer Dent (UM) def. Alison Silverio (GT) 7-6, 6-3 No. 4 Lindsey Stauss (GT) def. Mariaan Baker (UM) 7-6, 6-7, 6-0 No. 5 Sekita Grant (GT) def. Masha Senic (UM) 7-6, 7-6 No. 6 Maria Nieto (GT) def. Andreea Fusea (UM) 7-6, 7-6