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  Kelly Anderson
School: Georgia Tech
Year: Senior
Home Town: Pietermaritzburg
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High School: Epworth
Height: 5-6
Birth Date: Saturday, April 20, 1985
Dominant Hand: Right
Major: Management
Singles Record: 92-48
Doubles Record: 78-52

General Info: A talented athlete that became the first women’s tennis player in Georgia Tech history to be named the ACC Rookie of the Year when she did so in 2003 • One of three seniors on the 2005-06 squad  Named to the all-ACC team in 2004 • One of the top players in Yellow Jacket history, as she stands fifth with a .652 career winning percentage in singles play, eighth with 60 career singles victories, eighth in career doubles winning percentage (.582) and tied for eighth with 53 doubles wins in her first three years on the Flats  Has played primarily in the Nos. 2 and 3 positions in the singles lineup and in all three slots in doubles • Is a two-time member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District III team (2004, 2005), has twice been named an ITA Scholar-Athlete (2004, 2005), is a two-time member of the ACC Honor Roll (2004, 2005), and was the recipient of the prestigious Bobby Dodd Scholarship in 2004.


2004-05:  Recorded the third-highest doubles win total in a season in school history behind current teammates Kristi Miller and Alison Silverio, with 26 overall doubles victories in 2005 • Went 8-2 with doubles partner Whitney McCray to close out the season • Was a perfect 2-0 in NCAA play with McCray, including a 9-7 victory over Texas’ Courtney Zauft and Kelly Baritot to capture the doubles point for the Jackets in the Sweet 16 • Also had a key doubles win against Miami’s Patricia Starzyk and Caren Seenauth, 8-5, in the finals of the ACC Championships • Began the season ranked No. 58 in doubles with Lyndsay Shosho, with whom she posted 12 victories • Teamed with Esther van Londen to win the Lady Seminole Classic doubles title in the fall while also advancing to the semifinals of the ITA All-American Qualifier with Shosho • Tallied a 23-15 overall singles record, including 11 wins in dual-matches • Played some of her best tennis down the stretch, going 4-0 in singles in the Jackets’ last seven matches • Top match of the season came when she easily defeated Texas’ Kendra Strohm, ranked 84th in the nation, in the NCAA Sweet 16 • Also earned two key victories against UNC’s Jenna Long and Miami’s Melissa Applebaum to help Tech capture the ACC Championship • Won seven-straight matches in the fall, including three in the Lady Seminole Classic, where she captured the singles championship with a 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 97 Gabriela Duch of USF • Ranked as high as No. 55 in singles during the fall • Five of her 23 singles victories came against ranked opponents • Played 13 matches in the No. 2 singles position and eight at the No. 3 slot; was 2-2 at No. 1 doubles and 4-5 at No. 2 with Shosho and posted an 8-2 mark with McCray in the No. 3 doubles position.


2003-04: Named to the 2004 all-ACC team after posting a 15-5 record in the dual-match season and an overall singles record of 23-12 • Also had 13 overall doubles victories during the season • Ranked 83rd in the nation in singles at the season’s end and ranked as high as No. 32 with Lyndsay Shosho during the season in doubles play • Posted three victories over ranked opponents, including a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Georgia’s Shadisha Robinson, the nation’s No. 10 singles player, in mid-March • Strung together 10 consecutive singles victories from Feb. 19 through March 27 • Led the Yellow Jackets with a 6-2 singles record in conference play, and tied for the team lead with a 4-4 mark in doubles competition with Sekita Grant against ACC foes • Top doubles victories came with Grant against Minnesota’s 26th-ranked duo, Angela Buergis and Cissie Reddy, 8-5, and versus Georgia’s Agata Cioroch and Evgenia Subbotina, 8-5, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


2002-03: Earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors • Quickly emerged as one of Tech’s top singles performers, taking over the No. 3 position in the lineup soon after arriving on campus in January • Opened the spring by winning her first four collegiate singles matches and posted a 13-1 mark to begin the year, including downing Iowa’s Denitza Alexandrova by a 6-3, 6-2 count • Led the team with 14 dual-match wins and a .737 dual-match winning percentage • Held a 10-2 record in the No. 3 singles position and a perfect 3-0 mark at No. 4 • Key part of the Jackets’ win over No. 24 South Carolina, with her win over Danielle Wiggins in three sets by scores of 6-0, 6-7 and 6-4 • Teamed with Jaime Wong to form Tech’s top doubles tandem, as the duo finished the season ranked 28th in the nation •  They began the dual-match season with an 11-3 doubles record and finished by leading the team with 15 dual-match wins • Together, the duo recorded five wins over ranked opponents, including an 8-4 victory over the 18th-ranked tandem of Peterson and Brymer of Southern California in the second round of the NCAA Tournament • Top win of the year came in an 8-4 victory over Duke’s 10th-ranked team of Hillary Adams and Kelly McCain on April 13 • Also downed Auburn’s 26th-ranked team of Petra Bercik and Carolina Ramirez by a 9-8 (6) score on Feb. 2.


High School/Junior Tennis: Played both tennis and field hockey while at the Epworth School • Was the No. 1 singles player in high school and served as team captain for two years under head coach Sally White • Had an outstanding junior career, winning a number of South African Championships • Won the 2002 South African Junior Doubles Championship in the U18 division, while also being a member of South Africa’s U18 African Championship team • Captured 2001 South African U16 Nationals in singles and was a part of South Africa’s African U16 Championship team • Ranked No. 1 in South Africa in the 2002 U18 singles rankings and was ranked 36th in the ITF junior rankings in singles • An outstanding student, she ranked second in her class from 1998-2001 • Received the Epworth School’s trophy for initiative, courtesy and responsibility • Member of the school’s Student Christian Association and was the Deputy Head Girl in the student government.


Personal: Full name is Kelly Anderson • Born April 20, 1985 • Daughter of Richard and Judy Anderson • Mother was a professional golfer for the South African national team from 1970-75 • Older brother Roger was a standout All-America on the Georgia Tech tennis team from 2000-2003 • Enjoys music, drama, and outdoor sports in her spare time • Dean’s List student majoring in management at Tech • Named to the 2004 and 2005 ACC Honor Roll and a 2004 and 2005 ITA Scholar Athlete while helping the women’s tennis team to ITA All-Academic Team honors both seasons • Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District III Team in 2004 and 2005 • Recipient of the prestigious Bobby Dodd Scholarship in 2004.