March 2, 2005
ATLANTA – The Yellow Jackets’ women’s tennis team, coming off its second loss of the 2005 dual-match season, will travel to Clemson Thursday to face the 18th-ranked Tigers at 2:30 p.m. at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center. Georgia Tech enters the match with a 5-2 record on the year while the Tigers stand at 5-5 this dual-match season.
The Yellow Jackets maintained their No. 23 ranking in this week’s polls after falling to 18th-ranked Harvard, 5-2, and the sixth-ranked Commodores of Vanderbilt, 7-0 in the last two matches. Rookie Kristi Miller stands at No. 20 in the singles rankings this week and teams with sophomore Alison Silverio to form the nation’s 11th-ranked duo.
The Tigers’ losses of the season all came to teams ranked in the top-26, according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), including No. 3 Georgia, No. 7 Kentucky, No. 14 TCU, No. 25 Baylor and No. 26 William & Mary. Clemson is led by senior Julie Coin, who is ranked third in the nation in singles play while Daniela Alvarez and Maria Brito stand at No. 20 in the doubles rankings.
Following Tech’s match against the Tigers, the Yellow Jackets will return home to host South Alabama Sunday at 12 p.m.