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Tigers Fall To Georgia Tech, 4-1, In ACC Semifinals

Tigers Fall To Georgia Tech, 4-1, In ACC Semifinals

April 22, 2006

CARY, NC – The 10th-ranked and first-seeded Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defeated #17 Clemson, 4-1, in ACC Semifinal action on Saturday. The three doubles matches were played as scheduled at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, NC. However, rain forced a delay before the singles contests were able to continue at the indoor courts of the Ambler Tennis Center on the campus of Duke University.

The loss dropped the Tigers to 16-7 on the year while the Yellow Jackets improved to 2-5 overall.

Georgia Tech prevailed to claim the doubles point and a 1-0 lead in the match. The Yellow Jacket team of Kelly Anderson and Whitney McCray defeated Daniela Alvarez and Alexandra Luc, 8-4, at the flight two position. At number three, Tigers Maria Brito and Marie Scriba then posted a win for Clemson with a 9-8 decision over Kacie Anson and Alison Silverio to force the top match to be the decider. The ninth-ranked tandem of Kristi Miller and Lyndsay Shosho clinched the point for Georgia Tech after winning by a narrow 9-7 margin over the #12 team of Carol Salge and Federica van Adrichem.

In singles play, Silverio put the Yellow Jackets ahead 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-0 win over van Adrichem at flight three. Alvarez then notched Clemson’s only point with her second straight victory against a ranked opponent, defeating #60 Lyndsay Shosho by a score of 6-4, 6-4 in the flight two match-up. Tiger Luc then fell in three sets to Anderson at number five, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, to give Georgia Tech a 3-1 advantage. Miller, the #1-ranked singles player in the nation, needed three sets to clinch the Yellow Jacket victory, winning by a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 margin over 61st-ranked Carol Salge at flight one.

Clemson now awaits the NCAA’s regional selections to be played on May 12-14 at various locations to be announced at a later date.

#10 Georgia Tech 4, #17 Clemson 1 Singles 1. #1 Kristi Miller (GT) def. #61 Carol Salge (CU), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4* 2. Daniela Alvarez (CU) def.. #60 Lyndsay Shosho (GT), 6-4, 6-4 3. #71 Alison Silverio (GT) def. #53 Federica van Adrichem (CU), 6-2, 6-0 4. Maria Brito (CU) vs. #107 Tarryn Rudman (GT), dnf 5. #111 Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Alexandra Luc (CU), 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 6. Kathi Gerber (CU) vs. Christy Striplin (GT), dnf Order of Finish: 3, 2, 5, 1 * – clinched matchDoubles 1. #9 Miller/Shosho (GT) def. #12 Salge/van Adrichem (CU), 9-7 2. Anderson/Whitney McCray (GT) def. Alvarez/Luc (CU), 8-4 3. Brito/Marie Scriba (CU) def. Kacie Anson/Silverio (GT), 9-8 Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1