March 19, 2009
ATLANTA – – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team will travel to the state of Virginia this weekend for a match at No. 21 Virginia Tech Friday at 2 p.m., before facing top-ranked Virginia Saturday at 12 p.m. in Charlottesville, Va.
“We have two big opportunities this weekend, playing the No. 21 team in the country as well as the top-ranked team in the country,” head coach Kenny Thorne said. “We can only help ourselves.”
The Yellow Jackets (6-6, 1-2 ACC) picked up a 5-2 win over non-conference opponent Tennessee Tech Tuesday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center, winning the doubles point for the second-straight match. Sophomore Guillermo Gomez clinched the match for Tech at the No. 1 position with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Dean O’Brien, en route to his 22nd victory of the season. The nation’s 12th-ranked singles player is 6-3 in dual match play, going 2-1 against conference opponents.
Despite being 4-2 at home, the Jackets will look to improve on a 1-4 road record.
Virginia Tech is coming off a road-trip to Texas, where it split in matches against No. 38 TCU and No. 7 Baylor. The Hokies defeated the Horned Frogs 4-3, before having their three-match winning streak ended by the Bears in a 6-1 defeat.
The Cavaliers enter the weekend as the nation’s No. 1 with a perfect 18-0 record. Virginia is coming off a 4-3 win over No. 10 Texas Sunday in Austin, Texas.
Live stats for the Virginia Tech match will be available at: VT Live Results.