Feb. 25, 2016
The No. 36 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (5-4, 0-1) hosts No. 44 NC State on Friday at 3 p.m. before traveling to No. 53 Northwestern (1-5) on Sunday at noon ET/11 a.m. CT.
Against the Opponent
Series vs. NC State: Georgia Tech leads the series 28-12. The Yellow Jackets have won 21-straight matches against the Wolfpack including two meetings last season.
Series vs. Northwestern: Northwestern leads the all-time series 7-6. The Jackets won the meeting last season 5-2 and have won four of the past five meetings.
ACC Players of the Week
Two Yellow Jackets have already been named ACC Player of the Week. Most recently, sophomore picked up the honor after going 4-0 in singles and doubles at two ranked opponents –No. 59 and No. 6 Ohio State. Junior 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 fell 12 spots in this week’s ITA Team Rankings and sit at No. 36. The highest the Jackets have been ranked this season was at No. 23 on Jan. 5. Sophomore moved up 24 spots in the singles rankings to No. 37 after winning five-straight matches, including defeating No. 12 Elles Perez of Georgia. Junior checks in at No. 74 on the singles rankings. The doubles duo of and moved up on the doubles list from No. 58 to No. 27.
A Look at the Yellow Jackets
Sophomore has won a team-best six single dual matches and is 6-1 so far this spring. Renaud is undefeated on court two at 4-0 and has gone 2-1 on court one while winning five-straight matches. Against No. 6 Ohio State she recorded the Jackets only point with a singles win and then did the same against No. 4 Georgia, defeating No. 12 Ellen Perez, , 6-0, 4-6, 6-4. Renaud and doubles partner junior are 7-1 in doubles, going 6-1 on court two, and picking up a win at the number one spot. The No. 27 doubles team of senior Kendall Woodard and sophomore are 3-2 on court one in 2016.
Facing Ranked Opponents
The Yellow Jackets are 2-4 when facing ranked opponents so far this season, defeating No. 46 William & Mary and No. 59 Tennessee. The three losses were to three top-25 teams.
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 0-4 when losing the doubles point, having lost to No. 21 LSU, No. 11 Miami, No. 6 Ohio State and No. 4 Georgia.