ATLANTA (March 28) — After picking up three non-conference wins last week, the Georgia Tech men’s tennis team hosts two key Atlantic Coast Conference matches at the Bill Moore Tennis Center with Clemson Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. and Virginia Saturday at 12:30 p.m., and then travels to Southeastern Conference foe South Carolina for a 2 p.m. match Sunday.
The Jackets have won six of their last seven matches to enter the week with a record of 7-7 overall, 2-1 in the ACC. Clemson is ranked 33rd and Virginia 38th, and both are undefeated in ACC play with conference records of 2-0.
“Clemson and Vriginia are two of our toughest ACC matches,” head coach Kenny Thorne said, “Fortunately they will be played at home. “If we can pull off an upset, we will be looking good in the ACC, but we are going to have to play very well to do so.”
Junior Romain Coirault (Paris, France) has won his last three singles matches, improving his record to 6-5 in dual match play. Senior Robert Wright (Guayaquil, Ecuador) is also riding a three-match win streak, and hiis record in dual match play is now 10-3.
“South Carolina has been very good in the past, but they have a few injuries this year,” said Thorne. “If we play well, we can go up there and steal a win from them.”