Tech on the Road at NC State and Wake Forest this Weekend

March 26, 2008

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team (11-7, 1-4 ACC) will travel to North Carolina for a two-game road trip this weekend. The Yellow Jackets will meet NC State (9-8, 2-2) Friday at 2 p.m. at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center and then travel to Wake Forest (12-6, 3-1) Sunday for a noon start at Leighton Stadium.

“We have a very important weekend ahead of us,” head coach Kenny Thorne said. “NC State and Wake Forest are both very good teams with Wake being an NCAA tournament team and NC State being right in the mix. I am confident that our guys know what they need to do to win and now we have to go execute.”

The Jackets are 23-7 all-time and have won 14 of the last 15 matches against NC State but the Wolfpack defeated Tech, 4-3, last season at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Tech has faired just as well against Wake Forest in the past, holding a 21-11 advantage in the all-time series. Last season, the Demon Deacons were able to pull out a 5-1 win over Tech in Atlanta.

Tech returns to the court after dropping a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference matches at home last weekend. Freshman Guillermo Gomez played extremely tough against No. 1 Somdev Devvarman of Virginia but ultimately fell, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, last Friday. On Saturday, Gomez picked up Tech’s only point of the day with a, 6-4, 6-1, win over No. 55 Albert Larregola of Virginia Tech.

The Jackets return to Atlanta next weekend for their final two home matches of the season. Tech will host Boston College on Friday, April 4 at 2:30 p.m. and Maryland on Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. Both matches will be played at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

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