This Week On The Flats

May 23, 2011

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THIS WEEK IN GEORGIA TECH ATHLETICS

May 23-29, 2011

(Home Events in Bold)

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THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, May 25

Baseball vs. Clemson in ACC Tournament, Durham, N.C., 11 a.m. (TV – FS South)

M&W Tennis at NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, Stanford, Calif.

Thursday, May 26

Baseball vs. NC State in ACC Tournament, Durham, N.C., 7 p.m. (TV – FS South)

M&W Tennis at NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, Stanford, Calif.

Track & Field at NCAA East Region Championships, Bloomington, Ind.

Friday, May 27

Baseball vs. Florida State in ACC Tournament, Durham, N.C., 3 p.m. (TV – FS South)

M&W Tennis at NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, Stanford, Calif.

Track & Field at NCAA East Region Championships, Bloomington, Ind.

Saturday, May 28

M&W Tennis at NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, Stanford, Calif.

Track & Field at NCAA East Region Championships, Bloomington, Ind.

Sunday, May 29

Baseball – ACC Tournament championship game, Durham, N.C., 1 p.m. (TV – FS South)

M&W Tennis at NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, Stanford, Calif.

STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

May 16-22, 2011

Kyle Scott, Golf, Senior, Johannesburg, South Africa

James White, Golf, Junior, Acworth, Ga.

Scott and White each shot 4-under-par 212 and tied for second place individually last weekend, leading Georgia Tech to a second-place finish at the NCAA East Regional golf tournament at the Pete Dye River Course at Virginia Tech. The Yellow Jackets advanced to the NCAA Finals for the 25th time in its history. Scott shot rounds of 68-73-71 and held at least a share of the lead after the first and second rounds. White shot a closing 68 Saturday to help the Jackets post their best round of the weekend.

Jillian O’Neill, Tennis, Junior, Montreal, Quebec

O’Neill, a junior from Montreal, Quebec, continues to play well as she went 2-0 in Georgia Tech’s NCAA Women’s Tennis Third Round match against Duke. O’Neill and doubles teammate Caroline Lilley, ranked No. 18, cruised past Duke’s top-pair of Rachel Kahan and Ellah Nze, ranked No. 52, 8-3. O’Neill carried that momentum into singles play where she has won five of her last six completed matches as she defeated Duke’s 39th-ranked Nadine Fahoum, 6-2, 6-3. O’Neill will begin play in the NCAA Singles Championship on Wednesday, May 25.

SPORTS PREVIEWS

May 23-29, 2011

BASEBALL (39-17, 22-8 ACC, national ranking #9)

Georgia Tech is the No. 3 seed in the 2011 ACC Baseball Championship and will begin their tournament run at 11 a.m. on Wednesday when it faces 6th-seeded Clemson (39-17, 17-13 ACC) at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. The Yellow Jackets concluded the regular season as Co-Champions in the ACC Coastal Division with Virginia, but the Cavaliers won the tiebreaker and is the No. 1 overall seed. Florida State is the No. 2 seed.

The 2011 ACC Baseball Championship is split into two brackets, with each team playing the other three teams on their side of the bracket through the first four days of the tournament. The winners of the two brackets will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday for the championship.

GT Baseball website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/geot-m-basebl-body.html

MEN’S TENNIS (21-6, 8-3 ACC, ITA ranking #16)

Guillermo Gomez, ranked No. 14 in the ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings, will compete in the NCAA Singles Championship, and Tech’s doubles team of Kevin King and Juan Spir, also ranked 14th, will participate in the NCAA Doubles Championship, which begins Wednesday, May 30, at the Taube Tennis Center on the campus of Stanford University in Stanford, Calif.

GT Men’s Tennis website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/geot-m-tennis-body-main.html ( http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/geot-m-tennis-body-main.html )

WOMEN’S TENNIS (15-10, 5-6 ACC, ITA ranking #16)

Junior Jillian O’Neill, ranked No. 32 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings, earned an at-large bid to the singles championship to begin on Wednesday, May 25, at the Taube Family Tennis Center on the Stanford University campus in Stanford, Calif. Classmate Christina Ngo, ranked No. 65, is the fifth alternate and could be included as well when the draw is announced.

NCAA Women’s Bracket:http://www.ncaa.com/brackets/tennis-women/d1/2011

GT Women’s Tennis website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/geot-w-tennis-body-main.html

TRACK AND FIELD

Ten Georgia Tech track and field athletes will make their way to Bloomington, Ind. for the NCAA East Regional Championships in hopes of advancing onto Des Moines, Iowa for the NCAA Championship. The meet will kick off on Thursday, May 26 and will continue until Saturday, May 28 at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex on the campus of Indiana University.

The Yellow Jackets are coming off of a successful weekend at the UNF Invitational where many season bests and a handful of career bests were set. A few athletes made the most of their “last chance weekend” helping themselves into the NCAA regional.

Antonio McKay Jr., running in his first race of the season, set a near career mark of 46.67 seconds, Jonathan Gardner lept to a career best 15.34 meter mark, beating his previous career best by nearly three-quarters of a meter (14.69). Leslie Njoku improved upon her 400-meter time, winning her second straight race entering NCAAs, while season best races by Melanie Akwule and Shawn Roberts gave them the edge that they needed to make it to regionals.

GT Men’s Track and Field website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-track/geot-m-track-body.html

GT Women’s Track and Field website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-track/geot-w-track-body.html

GOLF (Golfweek/Sagarin rank #2, Golfstat #4)

With its second-place finish last weekend in the NCAA East Regional in Radford, Va., Georgia Tech has earned its 25th trip to the NCAA Championship, which will be played May 31-June 5, at the Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla. The Yellow Jackets are one of 30 teams that advanced from the six regional tournaments last weekend. Those teams will play a 54-hole stroke-play tournament, beginning Tuesday, and the top eight teams following Thursday’s round will be seeded in a match-play tournament that begins Friday. Semifinal matches are scheduled for Saturday, and the championship match is set for Sunday. Follow Tech golf on Twitter at @GT_GOLF.

GT Golf website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-golf/geot-m-golf-body.html

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