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Jackets Prepare for Pair of Weekend Matches

THE FLATS – No. 35 Georgia Tech will play a pair of weekend ACC matches beginning on Friday traveling to No. 3 Duke. The Jackets then host No. 27 Syracuse on Sunday at noon at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.

THE SCENE: Coming off their ACC opener last weekend with a sweep over Pitt, the Jackets look to extend its win streak and grab a pair of league victories. Georgia Tech brings a 4-4 overall record into the weekend along with a 1-0 ACC ledger.

Winners of two straight, the third-ranked Duke Blue Devils return home to welcome Georgia Tech on Friday night at 5 p.m. at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center. Duke opened conference play last weekend, defeating No. 12 Florida State, 5-2, and No. 18 Miami, 4-3. Duke stands at 9-1 overall on the season and 2-0 against ACC opponents.

Syracuse owns an 8-4 overall ledger and stands at 2-2 in conference play on the young season. The Orange have won four-straight entering Sunday’s match in Atlanta and checked-in at No. 27 in the latest ITA poll.

LIVE STATS: Live stats for Friday’s match at Duke will be available here. For Sunday’s match, live video can be found here and live stats will be available here.

ITA RANKINGS: In the latest ITA national rankings, Georgia Tech came in at No. 35, while Duke sits at No. 3 and Syracuse at No. 27. Below are the individual rankings:

Singles
No. 18 Meible Chi (Duke)
No. 22 Maria Mateas (Duke)
No. 24 Kenya Jones (GT)
No. 26 Kelly Chen (Duke)
No. 42 Gabriea Knutson (Syracuse)
No. 71 Miranda Ramirez (Syracuse)
No. 108 Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke)
No. 124 Ellyse Hamlin (Duke)

Doubles
No. 18 Kaitlyn McCarthy/Ellyse Hamlin (Duke)
No. 33 Kenya Jones/Jeanette Lin (GT)
No. 56 Margaryta Bilokin/Maria Mateas (Duke)

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