Aug. 9, 2011
ATLANTA – Alexandra Anghelescu, a native of John’s Creek, Ga., who clinched four wins last season at the University of Georgia, has transferred to Georgia Tech and will join the team this fall, head coach Bryan Shelton announced Tuesday.
Anghelescu tallied a 21-11 overall singles record in 2010-11 for the Bulldogs, including a 12-7 mark in dual matches. As a freshman in Athens, she went 3-1 at No. 2, 7-3 at No. 3 and 2-3 at No. 4. Anghelescu also posted a 4-3 record against ranked opponents, including a 0-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Florida’s No. 37 ranked Joanna Mather in Gainesville.
Anghelescu was ranked No. 119 in singles and claimed SEC Freshman of the Week honors in February.
“We are very excited to bring in such a fine talent to our program,” Shelton said. “Alexandra is very determined to get a first class education and to develop her game at the same time. She has an amazing competitive spirit and will bring more fire onto our team. Alexandra understands our expectations here and will be a great fit here at Georgia Tech. It is also nice to bring another Atlanta resident into our program.”
Anghelescu finished her rookie campaign with a 24-11 overall doubles record and a 13-6 doubles mark in dual matches. Teaming with Cameron Ellis, the duo went 2-0 at No. 2 and 9-4 at No. 3, and reached a high ranking of No. 19.
A blue chip recruit in the class of 2010, according to TennisRecruiting.net, Anghelescu played in the U.S. Open Juniors and won the 2009 Southern Championship. She won her first International Tennis Federation Juniors event at the age of 13 and represented the United States as part of the USTA Teen Tennis program that competed in England and France.
Georgia Tech returns five of six spots from the singles lineup and its top two doubles pairs from a team that finished ranked No. 13 nationally and advanced to the NCAA Championships Round of 16.
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