Northwestern Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals

May 18, 2006

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- With a 4-0 win over sixth-seeded Georgia Tech, Northwestern's 11th-seeded and ninth-ranked women's tennis team stays alive in the NCAA Championships, advancing to the quarterfinals where they face third-seeded Southern California at 5 p.m. Friday, May 19. With the win, the 'Cats now have won 11-straight matches, earned their first appearance in the championship quarterfinals since 1987 and tied a program-record with 13 shutouts in a single season.

"We're absolutely thrilled to have won. It was a tremendous match between two great teams. Georgia Tech is a very good team and we were fortunate to have come out here and win," head coach Claire Pollard said.