April 1, 2005
ATLANTA – Following a two-week hiatus from dual-matches, the sixth-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team returns to action this weekend with a trip to Virginia and Maryland. The Yellow Jackets (11-2, 4-0 ACC) will stop in Charlottesville for a 10 a.m. match against the No. 69 Virginia Cavaliers Saturday before traveling to College Park to meet the 59th-ranked Terrapins Sunday at 11 a.m.
“We’re off to a good start in the ACC and want to continue that this weekend,” said Georgia Tech head coach Bryan Shelton. “We’re not looking past Saturday. Virginia is a very good team and we know that they are capable of coming up with an upset so we have to be ready and firing on all cylinders.”
In Saturday’s match, the Yellow Jackets will face a team that boasts the nation’s 14th-ranked doubles team in Diana Srebrovic and University of Georgia transfer Douglas Wink, while Srebrovic is ranked No. 36 in singles play. The Cavaliers enter the match with a 5-8 dual-match record this season and are tied for seventh in the conference race with a 1-2 mark in ACC matches.
Georgia Tech will then face the Terrapins, who also stand tied for seventh in the conference standing with a 1-2 ACC record. Maryland currently stands at 7-7 on the season and will face Clemson on Saturday before hosting the Yellow Jackets Sunday. The Terps have the nation’s 76th-ranked singles player on their team in Ramona But, a senior that has recorded four victories over ranked opponents this season.
The Yellow Jackets achieved their highest ranking ever two weeks ago and maintained that No. 6 slot in this week’s ITA polls. Rookie Kristi Miller is currently ranked in both singles and doubles, standing at No. 15 in the singles polls and 16th in the doubles rankings with sophomore Alison Silverio. Tech currently stands second in the conference rankings behind ACC newcomer Miami, who holds a 6-0 mark in against conference opponents.
Following their weekend on the road, Georgia Tech will return home to host four-straight ACC matches to conclude the dual-match season.