ATLANTA (Jan. 25) — After competing in its final individual tournament of the season, Georgia Tech’s men’s tennis team braces for the bulk of its dual-match season which resumes with a home match against William & Mary at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
The Tribe (2-0), ranked 50th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, pose an early test for the 64th-ranked Yellow Jackets, who competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championships last weekend.
“William & Mary is a solid team,” said Tech head coach Kenny Thorne. “They had a good season last year and are ranked ahead of us this year. They are stronger higher in the lineup than we are, so we are going to have to have guys step up in the middle to lower part of our lineup.”
With a lineup that is largely unsettled, Thorne is looking to find the right combination of players to play in his six singles slots.
“We could have someone play No. 1 one week and No. 6 the next,” Thorne said. “We could shuffle our lineup quite a bit throughout the season while trying to find the positions where our players can be successful. We have potential with our lineup, but our guys have to play better than they are playing now.”