April 11, 2008
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team, ranked No. 2 in the country in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll, has a big weekend on tap as the Yellow Jackets conclude the 2008 regular season at home.
“We have a huge weekend ahead of us with our second goal on the line, winning the ACC Regular Season Championship,” said Georgia Tech head coach Bryan Shelton. “We are also looking forward to the tremendous support from our fans as we raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.”
Tech will host Boston College Saturday at 12 noon in the Yellow Jackets’ inaugural “Ace for the Cure” match. Members of the women’s tennis team have been out in the community collecting pledges and donations to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, an organization that raises money for breast cancer research. For every ace Georgia Tech serves up against the Eagles on Saturday, more money goes to the charity’s research fund. To date, nearly $1,000 in donations has been collected by the Yellow Jackets’ women’s tennis team and for every ace Georgia Tech hits, $30 more goes to charity. Fans interested in participating can still pledge at the match Saturday morning.
Following Sunday’s match, the Yellow Jackets will wrap up the regular season Sunday when they host Maryland at 12 noon. The match will be the final regular season home match for two special Yellow Jackets, Kristi Miller and Whitney McCray, and Georgia Tech will honor the duo prior to the match with a small ceremony.
“I would ask that our fans please come out and join us as we take on Maryland Sunday and pay tribute to our seniors, Whitney McCray and Kristi Miller, who have been part of all of our Championships,” Shelton said.
Since their arrival on the Flats, the Yellow Jackets have captured the school’s first and only NCAA team title, two ITA National Team Indoor Championships, three Atlantic Coast Conference titles, and 88 dual-match victories.