Women's Tennis ACCtion: Wednesday, February 27
Feb. 28, 2008
ATLANTA - Kristi Miller knocked off the nation's top-ranked singles player and Christy Striplin dropped just two games en route to a 6-2, 6-0 singles win to clinch No. 2 Georgia Tech's 6-1 victory over No. 24 Clemson (4-7, 0-1 ACC) Wednesday evening at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
"Clemson has a talented group, and we knew that coming into the match," said Georgia Tech head coach Bryan Shelton. "We knew that we had to play with heart today and we did that - leaving everything on the court. This was a team effort, from the top to the bottom of the lineup, and I felt that we really came together as a team in this match."
The Yellow Jackets (8-2, 1-0 ACC) fell behind after dropping a pair of doubles tiebreakers but battled through singles to pick up the fourth win in their last five matches against the Tigers.
No. 4 Amanda McDowell tied the match at 1-1 by winning her last 10 games to take a 6-2, 6-0 victory against Clemson's Estefania Balda at No. 2 singles, and 21st-ranked Whitney McCray put the Jackets up, 2-1, with an exciting comeback victory at No. 3 singles. After dropping her first set, 6-0, to No. 82 Federica van Adreichem, the Yellow Jacket senior breezed through the next two sets to take win, 0-6, 6-2, 6-3, giving Tech the lead for good.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The ninth-ranked Blue Devil women's tennis team began ACC play with a 7-0 shutout win over Maryland on Wednesday at the Tennis Center at College Park.
With the win, Duke improves to 6-1 (1-0 ACC) while the Terrapins fall to 2-6 (0-1 ACC).
The Blue Devils swept the doubles competition to take a 1-0 lead over the Terps, as junior Jessi Robinson and sophomore Tara Iyer combined for an 8-3 win over Karin Lundmark and Adela Matejkova at the No. 3 position before the sixth-ranked tandem of junior Melissa Mang and sophomore Amanda Granson defeated Michal Amir and Lisa Miller, 8-5, at No. 2 to clinch the point for Duke.
At No. 2, the Blue Devil freshmen duo of Reka Zsilinszka and Ellah Nze posted an 8-5 win over Julia Huschke and Maggie MacKeever to complete the sweep.
Duke then dominated the singles competition, winning at all six positions in straight sets for the 7-0 win.