NThe 40th-ranked University of Minnesota women's tennis team lost 6-1 today to No. 29 Georgia Tech in the third-place dual of the Minnesota Court Classic at the Baseline Tennis Center. Earlier today, No. 14 William & Mary downed No. 75 Rice, 7-0, to capture the Classic title.
The Yellowjackets swept the doubles matches, withstanding Minnesota comeback attempts at both the No. 1 and No. 2 spots. GT's Kelly Anderson and Sekita Grant dispatched UM's 26th-ranked duo of Angela Buergis and Nischela Reddy, 8-5. At No. 2 doubles, Lyndsay Shosho and Maria Nieto broke a 4-4 tie and thwarted Lindsay Risebrough and Ida Malmberg, 8-6.
In singles play, Georgia Tech took five of six matches with the lone Maroon and Gold victory coming at the No. 1 spot. Buergis picked up the win, dropping Shosho, 7-5, 6-3. The Yellowjackets won the remainder of the singles matches in straight sets.
Georgia Tech 6, Minnesota 1
Minnesota Court Classic - Third-place dual
Feb. 1, 2004
Baseline Tennis Center - Minneapolis, Minn.
No. 1 - Angela Buergis (UM) def. Lyndsay Shosho (GT), 7-5, 6-3
No. 2 - Alison Silverio (GT) def. Nischela Reddy (UM), 6-2, 7-5
No. 3 - Kelly Anderson (GT) def. Ida Malmberg (UM), 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 - Lindsey Stauss (GT) def. Lindsay Risebrough (UM), 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 - Sekita Grant (GT) def. Megan Steiger (UM), 6-0, 6-2
No. 6 - Maria Nieto (GT) def. Jenna Tellefsen (UM), 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 - Anderson/Grant (GT) def. Buergis/Reddy (UM), 8-5
No. 2 - Shosho/Nieto (GT) def. Malmberg/Risebrough (UM), 8-6
No. 3 - Stauss/Silverio (GT) def. Bezek/Steiger (UM), 8-2