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No. 1 Tech Women's Tennis Opens 2008 Season at Auburn Wednesday

Jan. 22, 2008

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s top-ranked women’s tennis team will open the 2008 dual-match season this Wednesday when it travels to Auburn for a 4 p.m. CT match against the Tigers at the Auburn University Tennis Center.

The Yellow Jackets look to extend their dual-match winning streak to 22, dating back to the 2007 season that ended with Georgia Tech capturing its first national title in history. Tech’s last loss came on March 3, 2007, in a 4-3 defeat at the hands of 13th-ranked Clemson on the road. Since that match, the Yellow Jackets have won 14 consecutive matches away from the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

Tech enters the 2008 dual-match season on a high note, as the eight members of this year’s team have combined to win 90 singles matches through the fall and early spring campaigns, 37 of which have come against ranked opponents.

The Yellow Jackets currently have six players ranked in the top-60 in the nation, including three who are ranked among the top-10. Sophomore Amanda McDowell is Tech’s highest-ranked singles player, standing at No. 3 in the nation, while freshman Maya Johansson (6th) and senior Kristi Miller (7th) round out the Jackets in the top-10.

The Jackets and Tigers will square off for the 19th time in history this week, with both teams earning nine wins in the series. Tech has been the more successful team of late, having won seven-straight matches against the Tigers. Auburn’s last win against Georgia Tech came on February 11, 1994.

Following Wednesday’s match the Yellow Jackets will return to Atlanta to host the University of South Florida in their home opener this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Admission is free.

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