May 4, 2006
ATLANTA – Top-ranked Kristi Miller has earned the No. 2 seed in the 2006 NCAA Singles Championships, and she will be joined by senior Lyndsay Shosho in doubles play, the NCAA announced Thursday afternoon.
Both Shosho and Alison Silverio are among the eight alternates listed for the NCAA Singles Championships, should players drop out before competition begins.
The NCAA Individual Championships will be contested at Taube Stadium on the campus of Stanford University May 22-28. The first round of singles will begin Tuesday, May 23 in Stanford, which is also the site of this year’s NCAA Team Championships, while doubles play is slated to begin Wednesday, May 24. Both the singles and doubles championship finals will be contested Sunday, May 28.
Miller, ranked the No. 1 singles player in the nation for the last two months, is among the 64 players selected to challenge for the NCAA singles title, which was won last year by Zuzana Zemenova of Baylor. She will each be competing in the singles competition for the second time in her career after advancing to the Sweet-16 a year ago.
The 10th-ranked duo of Miller and Shosho will be a part of the 32-team doubles field. Miller and Silverio made up the first Yellow Jacket duo to compete in the doubles championship when they did so in 2005.
Miller joins Jaime Wong as the only players to earn NCAA Singles Championships bids on two occasions, and, along with Shosho, are the only Georgia Tech players to compete in the postseason championships. This marks the fifth-straight season that an individual has represented Georgia Tech (2002-Wong, `03-Wong, `04-Shosho, `05-Miller, `06-Miller).
This marks the second-consecutive year that a doubles tandem has represented Georgia Tech.
The team portion of the NCAA Championships get underway May 12-13 with first and second round competition held at 16 various campus sites around the country. The second round winners advance to Stanford University to compete in the round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals and national championship beginning May 18.
Georgia Tech is one of the 16 campus sites for first and second round action. Play will begin Friday, May 12 and the winners from Friday’s matches will meet Saturday, May 13 for the right to advance to the Sweet-16 in Stanford. Tickets are $5.00 for the general public and $3.00 for students, children and senior citizens.
For a complete copy of the release for the NCAA Individual Championships, click here