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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Florida Rolls Past Vanderbilt 4-1; Georgia Tech Survives Texas 4-2 in Women's NCAA Round of 16

©Colette Lewis 2008--
Tulsa, OK

Due to the earlier rain dealy, it was nearly 7:30 pm when the day's final two matches took to the courts of the Michael Case Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa.

The No. 6 seeded University of Florida women took the doubles point and wins at Nos. 4, 5, and 6 to advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday. Vanderbilt got a win from Taka Bertrand at No. 3 singles to avoid the shutout. Gator Marrit Boonstra's clinching win over Keilly Ulery was completed indoors due to lighting problems.

The defending national champion Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets dropped the doubles point, but scored four straight-set victories in singles to eliminate the feisty 17-32 seed Texas Longhorns 4-2. Texas briefly held a 2-0 lead after Sarah Lancaster downed Noelle Hickey 6-1, 6-3 at No. 6, but Christy Striplin at No. 4, Kristi Miller at No. 1 and Amanda McDowell at No. 2 brought Tech to the verge, and Kirsten Flower's 6-4, 6-4 win over Maggie Mello gave them a berth in the quarterfinals.

For complete results, see the Tulsa website.


Spartan said...

Hey, can anyone tell me what happened with Sarah Fansler this year? Freshman season she was rookie of the year and was like 30-10 playing up at the 2 spot. This year shes 13-15 and finished playing down at 4. Has she been injured and is that why her results have been so bad?

If not Im wonderin what is going on at USC because Amanda Fink had the same thing happen to her. All-American Freshman then has a really bad second year, real good to see her doing well again this year. I dont see it happening to other teams so why has it happend at USC?

Austin said...

or how bout Lindsey Nelson now playing #2 all the sudden

Spartan said...

I think they wanted Linds to play at 2 because they know shes got big match experience and belongs in that slot. If she hadnt been injured shed still be top 10 because shes been that good her whole college career.

But Sarah had a great year last year and this year its like she forgot how to win. The weird part is shes losing at 3 and 4 and last year she was winning at 1 and 2. That doesnt make any sense.