May 21, 2009
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – After a long day of competition, the final member’s of the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team still in the field lost Thursday at the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships in College Station, Texas.
In the singles draw, Amanda McDowell’s bid to win back-to-back NCAA singles titles came to an end when she dropped a 6-4, 6-4 decision to No. 5-seeded Mallory Cecil of Duke.
Senior Christy Striplin fell to Florida’s Marrit Boonstra, 6-1, 6-4, to end her quest for a singles title in her final season on the Flats. The Birmingham, Ala., native closed out her career with 117 career singles wins, good for second all-time in the Yellow Jacket record books.
In doubles, the Yellow Jacket duo of Striplin and Noelle Hickey put up a fight but ultimately fell, 6-0, 6-3, to Arizona State’s Micaela Hein and Kelcy McKenna. Tech’s McDowell and Irina Falconi battled No. 2-seeded Kristy Frilling and Kelcy Tefft but lost 6-4, 6-4 to the Notre Dame duo.
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