THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech women’s team will head to Texas this weekend for a pair of non-conference matches. The No. 6 Jackets open competition on Saturday facing Cornell before meeting No. 9 Texas Tech on Sunday. Both matches are slated to start at 1 p.m. at the McLeod Tennis Center in Lubbock, Texas.
THE SCENE: The Jackets will look to get back to winning ways this weekend, currently on a two-match skid. After a loss at Northwestern, Tech returned home for a brief stint to host No. 31 Miami, falling to the Hurricanes, 4-3. The Jackets conclude non-conference action this weekend in the Lone Star State.
Cornell returns to action after nearly a three week break, carrying a 6-5 record. The Big Red are winners of three of the last four outings and this weekend will serve as the final tune-up for Cornell before conference play begins. Freshman Cheyenne Lilienthal leads the Big Red with a 7-4 record in singles play.
Texas Tech, which plays Cornell before meeting the Jackets on Sunday, boasts a 9-2 record as the ninth-ranked team in the nation. The Lady Raiders have already met two ACC foes this season, falling to North Carolina, 4-1, and picking up a 4-0 victory over NC State. Texas Tech has taken its last four matches, 4-0.
FOLLOW ALONG: Live stats for matches will be available here.
ITA RANKINGS: Tech dropped one spot in the latest ITA rankings released Tuesday and sits at No. 6 in the nation. Texas Tech remained at No. 9. Below are the individual rankings, which were released March 6:
No. 9 Gabriela Talaba (Texas Tech)
No. 25 Paige Hourigan (Georgia Tech)
No. 42 Felicity Maltby (Texas Tech)
No. 73 Sarah Dvorak (Texas Tech)
No. 82 Sabrina Federici (Texas Tech)
No. 116 Ida Jarlskog (Georgia Tech)
No. 4 Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones (Georgia Tech)
No. 14 Sarah Dvorak/Sabrina Federici (Texas Tech)
No. 54 Gabriela Talaba/Felicity Maltby (Texas Tech)
No. 62 Ida Jarlskog/Johnnise Renaud (Georgia Tech)
No. 68 Victoria Flores/Kenya Jones (Georgia Tech)