THE FLATS – The eighth-seeded and No. 38-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team opens ACC Championship play on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. facing ninth-seeded and 30th-ranked Syracuse.
THE SCENE: Georgia Tech defeated Syracuse in regular season play, 4-3, and seeks its fifth ACC Championship this week in Cary. Tech brings a 12-11 overall record into tournament week and closed out the regular season with a 7-7 league mark.
Last season, the Jackets advanced to the semifinal round before falling to North Carolina, 4-3. The winner of Thursday’s match will face top-seeded North Carolina on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
Syracuse closed the regular season with a 12-11 overall mark and a 5-9 league record. The Orange concluded the regular season on a three-match skid. Last season, Tech defeated Syracuse in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Championship, 4-2.
FOLLOW LIVE: Fans can follow the action via live stats, which will be available for every match. The final two days of the tournament will be covered live on ACC Network Extra. Fans can find all information on the championship central page.
ITA RANKINGS: Georgia Tech fell to No. 38 in the latest ITA national rankings released on Tuesday. Syracuse rose one spot to No. 30. Below are the individual rankings:
No. 8 Kenya Jones (GT)
No. 13 Gabriela Knutson (SYR)
No. 97 Miranda Ramirez (SYR)
No. 56 Gabriela Knutson/Miranda Ramirez (SYR)
No. 84 Sofya Golubovskaya/Sofya Treshsheva (SYR)