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Sixth-Seeded Yellow Jackets Host Mississippi State, Pepperdine and Winthrop

May 4, 2005

2005 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship Bracket

ATLANTA – The fifth-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships and will serve as a host site for first and second-round action May 13-14, as announced by the NCAA Wednesday afternoon.

Georgia Tech (19-3), the number six national seed, will face Winthrop (21-3) while Mississippi State (12-7) takes on Pepperdine (12-8) in the first round, slated for Friday, May 13 at the Bill Moore Tennis Center on the campus of Georgia Tech. The winners of Friday’s matches will square off in the second round on May 14th for a slot in the Sweet-16, which will be held at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga. from May 19-22. Following the team tournament, the singles and doubles championships will also be held in Athens from May 23-28.

Match times for the 2005 first and second rounds have not been confirmed yet, however tickets will be $5 daily for adults and $3 for students and children.

REGIONAL SCHEDULE

Friday, May 13 (All Times are TBA)

Match 1: Georgia Tech (19-3) vs. Winthrop (21-3)

Match 2: Mississippi State (12-7) vs. Pepperdine (15-7)

Saturday, May 14 (Time TBA)

Match 3: Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2

TICKETS

Single Day, Adult — $5

Single Day, Student — $3

Singld Day, Child — $3

All tickets will be sold at the gate, which will open one hour prior to the first match on Friday. Fans may also call 1-888-TECH-TIX for details or consult the website.

“It is quite an honor for us to host, and I’m so proud of our team and the season that we have had so far,” said Georgia Tech head coach Bryan Shelton. “We still have our work cut out for us, with tough teams in Mississippi State, Pepperdine and Winthrop coming in. We are looking no further than Winthrop, however, as they enter with a great record. We’re excited about the opportunity that we’ve been given in hosting and we’re hoping that the stands are full of white and gold, cheering on the Yellow Jackets.”

With the 2005 bid, Georgia Tech will be making its sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championships after never earning a bid prior to 2000. The Yellow Jackets are 4-5 all-time in the NCAA’s, and have advanced to the second round in four of five appearances in the postseason tournament.

A season ago, the Yellow Jackets were sent to Athens where they advanced to a second-round match against Georgia with a 4-0 win over 28th-ranked Alabama in the opening match, but fell to the fifth-ranked Bulldogs, 0-4, to end their season.

The Yellow Jackets earned an automatic bid for the first time in the history of the program by earning its first ACC Championship almost two weeks ago with a 4-3 win over conference newcomer Miami in the championship match.

Defending NCAA Champion Stanford (20-0) is the top seed this year as the Cardinal own a 49-match win streak dating back to last season. The University of Florida (18-2) is the No. 2 seed. Following the Stanford and Florida in the top-16 seeding are (in order): Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Southern California, Georgia, Miami (Fla.), UCLA, Texas, Clemson, North Carolina, Tulane, Baylor and Tennessee.

Along with Georgia Tech, 2005 NCAA Regionals will also be hosted by Stanford, Florida, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Southern California, Georgia, Miami, UCLA, Texas, Clemson, North Carolina, Tulane, BYU and Harvard.

The fields for the NCAA singles and doubles championships will be released on Thursday at www.ncaasports.com by 6 p.m. ET.

ENTERING THE NCAA REGIONAL

Fans are directed to enter at one of the two gates along Fowler Street, as there will be no public access through the indoor tennis center.

RECOMMENDED PARKING

Parking for the 2005 NCAA Regional at Georgia Tech is free of charge and is available in the following areas: Alexander Memorial Coliseum (Large lot between coliseum and interstate off 10th Street) O’Keefe Parking Lot (6th Street off Fowler Street) and along Fowler Street (off 10th Street). Note: There will no available parking on 8th Street, as this area will be reserved for teams, travel parties and tournament personnel.

DIRECTIONS TO BILL MOORE TENNIS CENTER AND RECOMMENDED PARKING

The Bill Moore Tennis Center is located on the campus of Georgia Tech at the corner of 10th Street and Fowler Street.

From North of Atlanta:

Traveling south on I-75 or I-85, exit at 17th Street/14th Street/10th Street. Continue to 10th Street and turn right (west) on 10th Street. At the first light, turn left onto Fowler Street.

To reach Bill Moore Tennis Center: Tennis center is immediately on the right.

To reach AMC Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 8th Street and proceed to AMC Lot.

To reach O’Keefe Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 6th Street. Entrance to O’Keefe Lot is on the left.

From South of Atlanta/Airport/Downtown:

Traveling North on I-75 or I-85, exit at 10th Street/14th Street and turn left onto 10th Street. Cross the interstate, and at the second traffic light, turn left onto Fowler Street.

To reach Bill Moore Tennis Center: Tennis center is immediately on the right.

To reach AMC Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 8th Street and proceed to AMC Lot.

To reach O’Keefe Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 6th Street. Entrance to O’Keefe Lot is on the left.

From East or West of Atlanta:

Take I-20 East or West to Atlanta. From I’20, go North on I-75/I-85. Exit at 10th Street/14th Street and turn left onto 10th Street. Cross the interstate, and at the second traffic light, turn left onto Fowler Street.

To reach Bill Moore Tennis Center: Tennis center is immediately on the right.

To reach AMC Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 8th Street and proceed to AMC Lot.

To reach O’Keefe Lot: From Fowler Street, turn left onto 6th Street. Entrance to O’Keefe Lot is on the left.

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