No. 13 Yellow Jackets to Ace for the Cure this Weekend

March 25, 2010

ATLANTA – The 13th-ranked Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis team (9-6, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) returns home this weekend for pair of conference matches. The Yellow Jackets will face Wake Forest (6-7, 0-1) Saturday and No. 26 NC State (9-4, 1-2) Sunday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

The Yellow Jackets, who have partnered with the Atlanta Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in an effort to raise awareness and funds to help fight the cause of breast cancer, has scheduled its annual “Ace for the Cure” event on Saturday.

The Yellow Jackets and Demon Deacons will begin play at noon. Parents, fans, businesses and coworkers may pledge amounts for every ace the Yellow Jackets (as a team) record against Wake Forest, or they can make flat donations to the cause.

“We certainly want to do our part to help out with the fight against breast cancer,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “This weekend is our opportunity to raise awareness as well as dollars for such a great cause.

“We hope our fans will not only come out and support us but will also come and support this great cause. We need them to come out and give us the boost they gave us last weekend in our wins over Georgia and Vanderbilt.

On Sunday, Tech will meet NC State. Former Yellow Jacket standout Alison (Silverio) Witsken, who was named MVP of the 2007 NCAA Team Championship, is the Wolfpack’s assistant coach.

“Wake Forest and NC State are both great programs in our conference,” Shelton said. “We would like to get our nose out front in the standings. We have taken a couple of losses earlier and certainly want to even up our record this weekend.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, the Foundation is an international organization with a network of more than 75,000 volunteers working through local affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure® to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners and generous donors, the Komen Foundation has raised more than $1 Billion for the fight against breast cancer.

For more information, call the National Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline at 1.800 I’M AWARE® (1.800.462.9273) or visit


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