THE FLATS – No. 31 Georgia Tech is set for a busy weekend, hosting No. 22 Florida State on Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex before visiting No. 27 Miami for a Sunday morning tilt.
THE SCENE: Georgia Tech split last weekend’s meetings at Wake Forest and Louisville, falling to the Demon Deacons before picking up a win over the Cardinals. Tech (6-6, 3-2 ACC) is led by junior Kenya Jones who recorded her 20th singles win at Louisville and owns a 4-1 mark against ACC foes.
Florida State brings an 11-3 overall mark and 3-1 conference ledger into the weekend. The Seminoles have recorded conference wins over Miami, Virginia Tech and Pitt to date and fallen to Duke. Ana Oparenovic leads the Seminoles with 16 singles wins on the season, but is 1-3 in league action.
Miami hosts a double-header on Friday at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center before welcoming the Yellow Jackets on Sunday. Miami enters Friday action with an 8-3 overall record and a 2-2 ACC standing. The Hurricanes will play No. 42 Notre Dame and Boston University on Friday. Estela Perez-Somarriba leads the team as the only ranked singles player.
Florida State leads the all-time series against Tech, 19-16, despite the Jackets winning the last four meetings. Miami holds a narrow margin in the all-time series, 13-12, after taking last season’s meeting in Atlanta. Tech last won in Miami in 2008.
ITA RANKINGS: In the latest ITA national rankings, Georgia Tech came in at No. 31, while Florida State sits at No. 22 and Miami at No. 27. Below are the individual rankings:
No. 2 Estela Perez-Somarriba (MIA)
No. 11 Kenya Jones (GT)
No. 30 Carla Touly (FSU)
No. 109 Nandini Das (FSU)
No. 35 Daevenia Achong/Estela Perez-Somarriba (MIA)
No. 44 Daeveni Achong/Daniella Roldan (MIA)
No. 60 Daniella Roldan/Ulyana Shirokova (MIA)
No. 73 Kenya Jones/Jeanette Lin (GT)