Six Yellow Jackets named ITA Scholar-Athletes
Five Yellow Jackets selected to All-ACC Academic women's tennis team
Yellow Jacket senior excels in classroom and on court during 2012 season
Shelton led the Yellow Jackets to 2007 NCAA women's title
Five different Yellow Jackets appear in final ITA rankings
Photos from Georgia Tech's dramatic 4-3 win over Alabama in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Photos from NCAA Tournament first round match against Oklahoma State in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Photos from Georgia Tech's upset win over Miami in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals. All photos by Sara Davis of The ACC.
Georgia Tech women's tennis hosted its annual Senior Day Sunday, April 15, against Wake Forest.
2012 ITA All-American
2011-12: Finished with 30-14 overall singles record and 17-9 singles dual record... Her 30 wins were the best on the team... Earned All-America honors after being a top 16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship and finishing the year ranked No. 12... Earned at-large bid to NCAA Doubles Championship with Alex Anghelescu... Went 21-17 overall in doubles and 12-12 in dual match doubles matches... Reached as high as No. 11 in singles and No. 9 in doubles with Anghelescu... Finished the season ranked No. 23 in doubles... Earned 16 singles wins and nine doubles wins over ranked opponents... With Anghelescu, defeated Georgia's No. 2 ranked team of Chelsey Gullickson and Nadja Gilchrist 8-5 in opening dual of spring season... clinched 5-2 win at Maryland... Finished two-year Georgia Tech career with a 66.7 winning percentage, which ranks ninth at Tech...
2010-11: Finished with a 10-4 mark at the No. 1 position and a 24-15 overall singles record... Ended the season ranked No. 30 and won her last four matches... Clinched three Georgia Tech wins (Boston College, Jacksonville State and at Vanderbilt)... Defeated No. 11 Zoe De Bruycker from UNC 6-2, 6-4 in ACC Tournament and Arizona State's Kelcy McKenna, ranked No. 19, 6-3, 6-3 in NCAA Championships second round... Teamed with Caroline Lilley beginning April 3 and doubles pair finished with 8-1 record, including 5-0 mark in ACC play, and ranked No. 15... Transitioned well to Georgia Tech after two years at Hillsborough, posting an 8-2 singles mark and a 2-3 doubles record.
At Hillsborough Community College: Played two seasons before graduating ... Won the 2009 Singles and Doubles JUCO Championships ... No. 1 ranked singles and doubles player in JUCO ... 2009 ITA and NJCCA All-American ... 2009 FCCAA Player of the Year ... Listed on Dean's List and Honor Roll at Hillsborough.
Juniors: Won four Canadian singles titles and five in doubles ... Captured a pair of 18 and under singles and doubles crowns when she was only 16 ... Was a semifinalist in the Orange Bowl 16s and won the doubles title with Jade Curtis from Great Britain ... Participated in the ITF Junior Grand Slam events including the Australian Open and the US Open ... Played WTA events as an amateur and earned a world ranking of 619 in singles and 434 in doubles.
Personal: Born Jillian O'Neill on March 8, 1989 in Nova Scotia, Canada ... Daughter of Patrick and Ann Marie O'Neill ... Has an older brother, Rory ... Majoring in Management ... Chose to come to Georgia Tech because of Coach Shelton, her new teammates and Atlanta ... Off the court, she enjoys movies, dancing and hanging out with friends.