Sept. 28, 2002
TALLAHASSEE – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team recorded its second-straight solid day of play at the Lady Seminole Classic, advancing four singles players and a doubles team into Sunday’s finals. The three-day event is being contested at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee, Fla.
Senior Jaime Wong was the first singles player to advance to the finals as she won a pair of matches in the Singles A Draw. She opened the day with a win over Florida International’s Mei Ly in straight sets by scores of 6-3, 6-1. Wong followed that win a win over Kentucky’s Sarah Whitten in straight sets by a 6-2, 6-2, count. She will face Florida State’s Anca Dumitrescu in the finals on Sunday.
Tech sophomore Catherine Gunn advanced to the Singles A Draw semifinals with a victory over Florida State’s Mihaela Moldovan by scores of 6-3, 6-4, before dropping her semifinal match with Dumitrescu by scores of 6-1, 6-2.
In the Singles B Draw, senior Mysti Morris advanced to the finals with a pair of wins on Saturday. Morris defeated Kentucky’s Kacie Anson in straight sets by a 6-4, 6-1 score and then downed the Wildcats’ Shannon Stough in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. She will face Kentucky’s Nathalie Roels in the finals on Sunday.
A pair of Yellow Jackets will square off in the Singles C Draw finals, Anneleis Schenk and Maria Nieto each advanced with wins on Saturday. Schenk defeated Florida State’s Natalie Tirapelli in three sets by scores of 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, while Nieto handled Florida A&M’s Asha Jaja in impressive fashion, 6-1, 6-2.
The Jackets’ lone remaining doubles team will be that of Nieto and Gunn, who advanced with a default victory over Kentucky” Anson and Stafford. The duo will face FSU’s Lawrence and Gheorghe in the finals on Sunday.
The Lady Seminole Classic will conclude on Sunday with the finals in both singles and doubles.