Women's Tennis ACCtion: Weekend of January 11-13
Jan. 14, 2008
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The No. 17 Blue Devil women's tennis team ended competition at the Michigan Invitational on Sunday by sweeping singles play and earning two doubles wins in four matches played.
Duke met Denver in singles to start off the day, as freshman Reka Zsilinszka defeated Mallory Voelker, 6-4, 6-2, at the No. 1 position and classmate Ellah Nze defeated Ute Schnoy, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2. In flight No. 3, sophomore Elizabeth Plotkin posted a 6-0, 6-2, win over Annette Aksdal.
Playing at No. 4, sophomore Amanda Granson got past Michigan's Denise Muresan, 6-3, 6-1, while junior Melissa Mang recorded a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Julia Bauregger at No. 5. Classmate Jessi Robinson defeated Kyla Iwinski, 6-2, 7-5, and senior Tory Zawacki notched a straight-set win over Mikele Smith (6-0, 6-0) at the No. 6 and 7 slots, respectively.
Doubles action versus Michigan saw Granson and Mang combine for an 8-5 victory over Tania Mahtani and Chisako Sugiyama at the top spot, while Zawacki and Zsilinszka also came away victorious by way of a commanding 8-1 triumph over Tanvi Dudhela and Allie Shafner at No. 4.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Georgia Tech closed out the Freeman Memorial Tennis Championship by sweeping all four singles matches Sunday afternoon at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the campus of UNLV.
Despite being knocked out of the main draw early in the tournament, all four Yellow Jackets closed out the event with singles wins, including sophomore Kirsten Flower, who knocked off UCLA's Elizabeth Lumpkin, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9). Whitney McCray also posted a three-set victory, defeating North Carolina's Laura Reichert, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, while Kristi Miller and Amanda McDowell recorded straight-set victories.
The Jackets will next be in action in one week, when junior Christy Striplin and freshmen Noelle Hickey, Maya Johansson and Sasha Krupina travel to California for another preseason tournament.