April 17, 2006
ATLANTA – The 12th-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team has earned the top seed in the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, as released by the conference office Monday morning.
The Jackets (18-5, 9-2 ACC) will play the winner of Thursday morning’s Maryland-NC State match on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, N.C. Livestats for all of the Yellow Jackets’ ACC Championship matches will be available at www.ramblinwreck.com.
Georgia Tech concluded the season with a 9-2 record in conference matches and finished in a three-way tie with Miami and Duke for the regular season championship. By virtue of a draw, which took place at the ACC offices Monday morning, the Yellow Jackets earned the No. 1 seed while Duke and Miami are the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds, respectively.
The Jackets enter the postseason tournament as the top seed for the second-straight year and only second time in school history. Tech captured the 2005 ACC Championship with victories over Florida State, North Carolina and Miami.
Tech faced both Maryland and NC State during the 2006 regular season, defeating each team by a score of 7-0. The eighth-seeded Terrapins and ninth-seeded Wolfpack will play each other at 9 a.m. Thursday morning.
The winner of Tech’s first match will move on to face the winner of fourth-seeded Clemson’s match against the winner of fifth-seeded North Carolina and 12th-seeded Boston College Saturday at 10 a.m. in the first semifinal.
Rounding out the bottom half of the bracket are sixth-seeded Virginia and 11th-seeded Virginia Tech, who face each other Thursday at 3 p.m., and seventh-seeded Wake Forest and 10th-seeded Florida State, who play Thursday at 12 noon. The winner of the Virginia-Virginia Tech match will face Miami in the second round on Friday at 3 p.m., while the winner of Wake Forest and Florida State play Duke Friday at 12 noon.