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2008 NCAA Tennis Championships

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#3 Seed Georgia Tech def. #17-32 Seed Texas, 4-2
Thursday, May 15, 2008
1.Vanja Corovic/Marija Milic (T) def. Sasha Krupina/Kristi Miller (G)- 8-2
2.Stephanie Davison/Caroline Larsson (T) def. Noelle Hickey/Whitney McCray (G)- 8-6
3.Kirsten Flower/Christy Striplin (G) def. Maggie Mello/Courtney Zauft (T)- 8-6
1.Kristi Miller (G) def. Vanja Corovic (T)- 6-3, 6-4
2.Amanda McDowell (G) def. Courtney Zauft (T)- 6-2, 6-4
3.Whitney McCray (G) vs. Stephanie Davison (T)- DNF
4.Christy Striplin (G) def. Caroline Larsson (T)- 6-3, 6-2
5.Kirsten Flower (G) def. Maggie Mello (T)- 6-4, 6-4
6.Sarah Lancaster (T) def. Noelle Hickey (G)- 6-1, 6-3

Order of Finish: Doubles- 1, 3, 2; Singles- 6, 4, 1, 2, 5


Georgia Tech Head Coach Bryan Shelton
You lost the doubles point but took care of business in singles...
"Your always a little concerned when you lose the doubles point. You never want to go in down on and put a lot of pressure on yourself to win four. We were in the same boat playing Fresno State in the first round last year. We lost the doubles point and responded well, and we did it again today. That will certainly give us some confidence going into the rest of the tournament knowing that we can win some matches when losing the doubles point."

Texas Head Coach Patty Fendick-McCain
Your thoughts on the match...
"I think it was a hard-fought match. We were excited to come out and play Georgia Tech, the title-holders. They're a tough, gritty team. We've been getting tougher and tougher as the season has gone on, and we had our opportunities tonight. I'm really proud of the girls. They did a great job. They fought to the bitter end." Your team had some momentum with winning the doubles point... "I thought winning the doubles point gave us a chance. There's a lot of tennis to play after the doubles point. Our girls were right in there. I thought we'd win that one at No. 3. Davison has been toughing those out all year. Lancaster has been winning a ton of matches this season. I thought at No. 1 we'd have a pretty good chance to sneak through that one, but like I said we had our opportunities. They're a tough team. We fought hard."


Defending National Champion Georgia Tech improved to 22-5 . . . Texas closed out the season with a 20-7 record . . . Tech improved to 17-7 in the NCAA Tournament, while evening its record in the Sweet Sixteen at 2-2 . . . this was the first win in three matches against Texas in school history . . . this is the second trip to the NCAA quarterfinals for Georgia Tech, the first time coming last year.

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