Amanda McDowell joined the guys at ACC Nation for their podcast. Taken a listen here. She comes in about the 9:20 mark.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Amanda McDowell not only wins the singles NCAA Championship. Now she's named the ITA Player of the Year. Sweetness
Monday, May 26, 2008
Today Amanda McDowell became the first GT tennis player to win an individual NCAA title with a straight set victory over Baylor's Zuzana Zemenova - who one the title as a freshman. She finished the season 45-8 and has won 84 singles matches in her two years here. Wow.
Congrats to Amanda!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I am as guilty as anyone for focusing on the men's sports, and even leaving the non-big three in the dust. Heck, even baseball gets shortchanged. However, it would be totally inappropriate for me not to mention that our Lady Jackets tennis team took home their 3rd consecutive National Championship. That's three in a row folks. Last season they won both the indoor NC and the year end NC (nice White House visit here). They just completed the defense of their indoor title. This group of gals is an amazing bunch and head coach Bryan Shelton is has built nothing short of a powerhouse.
The ladies are back in their rightful spot as #1 in the nation now.
Congrats on a great win and the continued elite level of success. If you're looking for truly elite programs, look no further than the tennis-babes.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Check out the final point here (after the UGAg men's win).
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
MAJOR congratulations are in order for Coach Bryan Shelton and his amazing team of ladies racquet-eers (ok maybe not a great term).................. but tonight they accomplished something truly impressive - winning the undisputed Women's NCAA National Championship !!!!!
Let that sink in.................
Just an amazing feat by this great mix of veterans and youngsters. Folks, the amazing part of this is that our leader and best player is junior Kristi Miller, but two youngsters, the "Amanda's" - Amanda McDowell and Amanda Craddock put their stamp on this season. While the Jackets dropped the double's point, they came through in the singles matches, with McDowell absolutely crushing her opponent 6-1, 6-0........................ Craddock lost her match, but Miller came through with a tough 6-3, 7-6 victory, even with a sore wrist. Christy Striplin won her match 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 and then Alison Silverio put the finishing touches on this true National Championship!!
Don't forget, this team also won the indoor NCAA National Championship earlier in the season. However, the NCAA does not recognize that tourney as the "official" NC.................. so the ladies went ahead and won both. All you can say is that this is a bigtime group of gals who know how to win in the clutch.
Congrats to the team and the coaching staff. Just an incredible job building a program by Coach Shelton.........................Congrats....... just amazing!!!
Here are some pics from the semi clinching match the night before against Cal
Congratulations to our tennis babes, who have made it to the National Championship match, where they will play UCLA. This is an absolutely fantastic acheivement, win or lose. "justingt0820" at the Hive posted these predicted match-ups:
#1 - (3) Kristi Miller/Whitney McCray v. (19) Yasmin Schnack/Riza Zalameda
#2 - (26) Amanda Craddock/Alison Silverio v. (53) Ashley Joelson/Alex McGoodwin
#3 - (UR) Kirsten Flower/Tarryn Rudman v. (42) Elizabeth Lumpkin/Stephanie Wetmore
#1 - (6) Kristi Miller v. (15) Riza Zalameda
#2 - (93) Alison Silverio v. (40) Tracy Lin
#3 - (71) Amanda Craddock v. (56) Yasmin Schnack
#4 - (94) Amanda McDowell v. (107) Ashley Joelson
#5 - (62) Christy Striplin v. (UR) Alex McGoodwin
#6 - (108) Tarryn Rudman v. (UR) Elizabeth Lumpkin
GT is 11-0 in 2007 using this lineup.
Also, here is the post-match press conference (scroll down towards bottom).
By the way, as an interesting subplot - the UCLA head coach called our Coach Shelton, and asked if the two teams could have a private scrimmage before the tourney started................ and they did.
So this match has already been played................ however, we don't know who won........... maybe we'll find out after the fact.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Is there such a thing as a perfect day? Well, today came as close as to perfect for a Tech fan - especially if you're tired of hearing about football and hoops. Why, well let's review.
TENNIS BABES WIN ACC CROWN
The ladies only won their 3rd ACC title today, capped off by Kristi Miller's singles victory over the #1 player in the country. Just an impressive team victory today, and believe it or not - the MVP was a Tech freshman - Amanda Craddock. Wow, just wow.
GOLF TEAM CO-VICTORS IN ACC CROWN
Our men brought home an ACC co-championship for the 2nd year in a row, splitting the title with VT. Just an outstanding effort and Cameran Tringle followed up his freshman singles title with a 2nd place finish, missing by only one stroke.
SOFTBALL GALS SWEEP BC
A sweep of Boston College extends the ladies' winning streak to 10 games. Nice going!!
BEESBALLERS SWEEP #20 WOLFPACK
For good measure, the diamond gang completed a sweep of NCST with a 7-3 victory Sunday. No walk-off losses this weekend. Great going gang!! Could they be peaking at just the right time? Looks like it.
I mean, what else do you want? Come on - bask in the moment!!!!