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Tech Set to Host Two Nationally Ranked Opponents

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team (6-3, 0-0 ACC) is set to host three different opponents at home this weekend. On Friday, Tech will face No. 8 South Carolina (6-0, 0-0 SEC) at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the Jackets will host a doubleheader against in-state rival No. 13 Georgia (3-3, 0-0 SEC) at 12 p.m. and the Citadel (3-9, 0-0 SoCon) at 4 p.m.

In the most recent ITA Division I Men’s Collegiate Tennis Rankings, three members of Tech’s teams earn spots on the singles and doubles list. In the singles poll, Andres Martin ranks at No. 63 and Keshav Chopra ranks at No. 86. Martin was previously ranked at No. 72 and this is Chopra’s first time appearing in the rankings during the 2022-23 season. The doubles pairing of Martin and Marcus McDaniel sits at No. 60 in the nation.

Last weekend, Tech went 1-1 with a 6-1 win over Georgia State and a 5-2 loss at Auburn. Andres Martin was a standout for the Jackets as he went 2-0 in singles play with a victory over Auburn’s nationally ranked, Tyler Stice. Martin and McDaniel were the leading doubles pair after going 2-0 and blanking Auburn’s Murgett/Dobai in a 6-0 decision.

No. 8 South Carolina currently has three wins over ACC opponents and will be tough competition for the Jackets. The Gamecocks have three players on the ITA’s Top 125 singles list; No. 11 Toby Samuel, No. 12 Connor Thomson and No. 67 Raphael Lambling. They have three doubles pair ranked on the ITA’s Top 60 list; No. 3 Samuel/Thomson, No. 30 Jake Beasley/James Story and No. 59 Casey Hoole/Raphael Lambling. South Carolina leads its all-time series record with Tech, 13-34-1.

No. 13 Georgia is currently 3-3 overall but many of its losses were at the hands of other nationally-ranked opponents. The Bulldogs did earn a win over the No. 18 Stanford team that narrowly defeated the Jackets 4-3 this season. In the ITA Top 125 singles list, Georgia has four players that are nationally ranked (No. 5 Ethan Quinn, No. 8 Philip Henning, No. 62 Blake Croyder and No. 87 Trent Bryde). Georgia’s Bryde and Quinn ranks 24th on the ITA’s Top 60 doubles list. The Bulldogs lead their all-time series record with the Jackets, 28-71.

Tech and the Citadel have only competed against each other 13 times. Within those 13 meetings, the Jackets hold an impressive 12-1 lead over the Citadel.

 

Friday Parking: Parking will be available along Fowler Street and in McCamish Lot E65.

Sunday Parking: Fans may park in the Family Housing Deck as well as available spaces on Fowler Street on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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