Nov. 11, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team won four doubles and three singles matches on day one of the 2005 Seminole Classic, which is being hosted by Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.
The Yellow Jackets began the day by winning all four of their doubles matches, as the duo of Alison Silverio and Tarryn Rudman defeated Bethune-Cookman’s Olga Ruislova and Martina Strussova, 8-3, before advancing to Saturday’s Flight Championship with a 9-8 (7) victory against Gulsah Esen and Nischa Maier-Knapp of UAB in the semifinals. The Yellow Jacket team of Whitney McCray and Kelly Anderson advanced to the Flight Championship of their doubles bracket with an 8-2 win against South Carolina State’s duo of Vesna Popac and Yana Lytkina in the quarterfinals and a semifinal win vs. Bri Bateup and Vicky Simpson of Houston.
In singles action, the Jackets won three of their four matches, as Rudman defeated Bethune-Cookman’s Ruislova, 7-5, 6-4, Silverio stopped UAB’s Esen, 6-4, 6-1, and McCray downed Stetson’s Samantha Lange, 6-2, 6-1.
Tech’s Anderson won her first set against Auburn’s Whitney Chappell, 6-1, but couldn’t pull out a sweep for the Jackets as the Tiger came back with 6-1, 6-4 scores in the next two sets for the victory.
The Jackets will continue play in the tournament Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.