THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s tennis returns to the courts for a pair of home matches this weekend. The Yellow Jackets kick off the action on Friday at 4 p.m. welcoming cross-town rival Georgia State before hosting No. 11 Northwestern on Sunday at noon. Both matches will take place at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
THE SCENE: The Jackets look to extend its win streak at home, carrying a 1-3 overall record into this weekend’s action. Tech is most recently coming off their first dual match win of the season over Winthrop.
Georgia State brings a 1-3 record into Friday’s match, most recently falling at Alabama, 4-3. The Panthers defeated Cornell on neutral ground, 5-2, to record their only win this season.
Sitting at No. 11 in the national rankings, Northwestern stands at 4-3 on the season coming off the ITA Indoor National Championship this past weekend. The Wildcats went 1-1 in Seattle, falling to No. 8 Texas before defeating No. 18 LSU in the tournament. Julie Byrne leads the Wildcats with a 5-2 dual match record, along with Carolina Pozo.
LIVE STATS: Live results will be available here.
PARKING: Fans attending Friday’s match against Georgia State can park on Fowler Street or in the McCamish Pavilion lot. Sunday’s match will have parking available in the Family Housing Deck.
ITA RANKINGS: Northwestern rose one spot in the latest team rankings, climbing to No. 11 overall. Below are the individual rankings:
No. 26 Kenya Jones (GT)
No. 59 Clarissa Hand (NU)
No. 72 Julie Byrne (NU)
No. 39 Caroline Pozo/Carol Finke (NU)
No. 44 Kenya Jones/Jeanette Lin (GT)
No. 59 Lee Or/Clarissa Hand (NU)