Feb. 24, 2009
ATLANTA – The fourth-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team (5-2) will open the Atlantic Coast Conference portion of its schedule at No. 14 Clemson (7-3) Wednesday. The match at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center is slated for 2 p.m.
This marks the 31st meeting between the two rivals with Clemson holding a 23-7 advantage in the series. In recent history, the Yellow Jackets have won four of the last six meetings but have not won in Clemson since March 3, 2005. Last season, the Jackets won the regular season match, 6-1, but fell to the Tigers, 4-2, in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament.
“The Tigers beat us last season in the ACC Tournament and have some very talented players on their roster this season,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “I am looking forward to see us bounce back after a tough match with Northwestern. With our challenging schedule, we know every match will be tough but we are taking them one at a time.”
The Yellow Jackets are coming off an eight-day stretch that saw them playing against the top-three teams in the national rankings. Tech finished the stretch 1-2 with a win over then No.3 UCLA. Six of the Yellow Jackets first seven opponents this season have been ranked in the national top 25.
Tech returns home Sunday when it hosts No. 7 Baylor at the Bill Moore Tennis Center beginning at 1 p.m.
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