No. 4 Tech Women Face No. 7 Baylor Sunday

Feb. 27, 2009

ATLANTA – The fourth-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team will face its fourth top-10 opponent of the season when it hosts No. 7 Baylor (4-2) at the Bill Moore Tennis Center Sunday at 1 p.m.

“This is just another great opportunity for our program,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “We get to play the top teams in the country week in and week out. We have played this type of schedule the last few years and it has pushed us to get better and get ready for postseason play.”

The Yellow Jackets (5-3), who are coming off a pair of losses to the No. 1 and No. 14 teams in the nation, will look to get back on the winning track against a tough Baylor team. Sophomore Noelle Hickey has had a strong start to the dual-match season, winning six of her first eight singles matches.

“Baylor is one of the best team’s in the country and we will be tested but I think we will respond well to losing our last two matches,” Shelton said.

Baylor leads the all-time series, 3-2, having won the most recent meeting 6-1 on March 23, 2006 in Waco, Texas. The Jackets are 3-1 at home against the Bears, winning the last meeting 5-2 on Jan. 29, 2005.

The Yellow Jackets will continue its four-game homestand next Saturday, March 7 against Miami at the Bill Moore Tennis Center beginning at noon.

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