THE FLATS – The 12th-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team returns to the courts on Friday at 3 p.m. to welcome No. 6 Georgia in a ‘Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate’ matchup at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex. The Jackets then open ACC play on the road, visiting No. 19 Florida State for a noon matinee on Sunday in Tallahassee.
THE SCENE: Tech boasts a 5-1 record on the young season after dropping its first match of the year in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. The Jackets are perfect at home with a 3-0 mark and look to push it to 4-0 on Friday against Georgia. The in-state rivals met last season in Athens with Nami Otsuka clinching a 4-3 win for the Jackets, marking just the second-ever win in Athens for Tech. Georgia also comes into the matchup carrying a 5-1 ledger, having fallen only to Duke in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.
After hosting Georgia on Friday, the Jackets face a quick turnaround to open ACC play, visiting No. 19 Florida State on Sunday. Owning a 7-2 record on the year, the Seminoles are 4-0 at home this season. Tech defeated FSU in Atlanta last season, 5-2.
PARKING: Parking for Friday’s match will be available in the McCamish Lot.
LIVE STATS: Live stats for all matches will be available on RamblinWreck.com.
ITA RANKINGS: Georgia Tech comes into the weekend action as the 12th-ranked team in the country according to the latest ITA rankings released this week, while Georgia moved to No. 6 and Florida State moved up to No. 19. Below are the full individual ranking listings:
No. 6 Katarina Jokic (Georgia)
No. 25 Paige Hourigan (Georgia Tech)
No. 53 Kennedy Shaffer (Georgia)
No. 75 Marta Gonzalez (Georgia)
No. 78 Morgan Coppoc (Georgia)
No. 83 Ida Jarlskog (Georgia Tech)
No. 96 Mariana Gould (Georgia)
No. 4 Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones (Georgia Tech)
No. 8 Katarina Jokic/Mariana Gould (Georgia)
No. 11 Eleni Christofi/Morgan Coppoc (Georgia)
No. 48 Andrea Garcia/Petra Hule (Florida State)