#24 @GT_WTEN Hosts #4 Georgia Saturday

Feb. 19, 2016

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The No. 24 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (5-3, 0-1) returns home to the Ken Byers Tennis Complex to host in-state rival No. 4 Georgia (5-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Parking Notice
Fans attending the match against Georgia should park in the Family Housing deck which is located off of 10th street, across from the tennis complex. *Please be advised there is a baseball game at 2 p.m., four softball games beginning at 10:30 a.m. and a men’s basketball game at 8 p.m.

Against the Opponent
Series vs. Georgia: 
Georgia leads the series 23-4. Georgia Tech is looking for its first win against the Bulldogs since the Jackets defeated #12 Georgia, 5-2, at home on March 30, 2010.

ACC Players of the Week
Two Yellow Jackets have already been named ACC Player of the Week. Most recently, sophomore Johnnise Renaud picked up the honor after going 4-0 in singles and doubles at two ranked opponents –No. 59 and No. 6 Ohio State – last weekend. Junior Rasheeda McAdoo was the first ACC Player of the Week of the senior after going 2-0 in GT’s season-opening win against UAB. Both Jackets received the award for the first time in their careers.

In the Rankings 
The Yellow Jackets have stayed at No. 24 in the most recent team ITA rankings. The highest the Jackets have been ranked this season was at No. 23 on Jan. 5. Junior  moved up the rankings from the No. 92 singles player in the country to No. 56. Sophomore  made her debut in the rankings at No. 61.  The doubles duo of  and  checked in at No. 58 in the doubles rankings. 

A Look at the Yellow Jackets
Sophomores Johnnise Renaud and  have each won a team-best five single dual matches. Renaud is undefeated on court two at 4-0 and has gone 1-1 on court one, while Prokopuik has made appearances on courts three through six. Renaud and doubles partner junior Rasheeda McAdoo are a perfect 7-0 in doubles, going undefeated on court two, 6-0, and picking up a win at the number one spot. The No. 58 doubles team of senior Kendall Woodard and sophomore  are 3-2 on court one in 2016.  

Facing Ranked Opponents 
The Yellow Jackets are 2-3 when facing ranked opponents so far this season, defeating No. 46 William & Mary and No. 59 Tennessee. The three losses were to two top-25 teams. Six ACC Women’s Tennis teams are ranked in the top 25 of the most recent Oracle/ITA poll, which is the second-most of any league. The No. 24 Yellow Jackets are joined in the top 25 by No. 2 North Carolina, No. 7 Duke, No. 9 Virginia, No. 12 Miami and No. 21 Clemson.   

Doubles Point
The Yellow Jackets have won the doubles point in five matches this season and are 5-0 when taking the first point of the match. The Yellow Jackets are 0-3 when losing the doubles point, having lost to No. 21 LSU, No. 11 Miami and No. 6 Ohio State.

 

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