Dec. 10, 2007
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s women’s tennis team has earned the top spots in both the singles and doubles rankings for the southern region, as released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) this weekend.
“Our team had a very successful fall, which is evident with these regional rankings,” head coach Bryan Shelton said.
The Yellow Jackets own the top two spots, and four of the top eight, in the singles standings, led by top-ranked Amanda McDowell and No. 2 Kristi Miller. Freshman Maya Johansson (fourth), senior Whitney McCray (sixth) and junior Christy Striplin (eighth) round out the Yellow Jackets in the top-10, while Noelle Hickey (13) and Kirsten Flower (27) also appear in the latest region rankings.
Tech’s senior duo of McCray and Miller stand atop the region doubles rankings, while the tandem of Hickey and Striplin appear at No. 13 and Flower and Johansson make up the region’s 14th-ranked team.
“We have been especially encouraged with how well our freshmen performed in their first year at Tech,” Shelton added. “We need to continue working hard, as winning the ACC and NCAA Championships are again goals that we’ve set for this season. These can only be reached if we continue to get better each day.”
The Jackets will return to action the second weekend in January when half the team heads to the UNLV Invitational (Las Vegas, Nev.) while the rest of the team participates in the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.
South Region Singles Rankings
1. Amanda McDowell, Georgia Tech 2. Kristi Miller, Georgia Tech 3. Laura Vallverdu, Miami 4. Maya Johansson, Georgia Tech 5. Katie Rybakova, Florida State 6. Whitney McCray, Georgia Tech 7. Megan Alexander, Florida 8. Christy Striplin, Georgia Tech 9. Kelley Hyndman, Georgia 10. Anastasia Revzina, Florida … 13. Noelle Hickey, Georgia Tech … 27. Kirsten Flower, Georgia Tech
South Region Doubles Rankings
1. Miller/McCray, Georgia Tech 2. Petrauskaite/Brito, FIU 3. Srebrovic/Borsanyi, Florida 4. Farah/Seenauth, Miami 5. Babicova/Welch, South Alabama 6. Y. Hyndman/Ueshima, Georgia 7. Rynarzewska/Rybakova, Florida State 8. Benik/Revzina, Florida 9. Cruz/Rai, South Florida 10. Haney/Koning, Auburn … 13. Hickey/Striplin, Georgia Tech 14. Flower/Johansson, Georgia Tech