ATLANTA (November 3) – The Georgia Tech swimming and diving team will look to bounce back from its first loss of the 2000-01 season, a 136-105 decision at Florida State, and get back in the win column against Davidson on Saturday.
The Yellow Jackets (2-1, 0-1 ACC) will be facing the Wildcats for the 22nd time in school history. Tech defeated Davidson last year by a 171-66 score in a dual meet held at Emory University.
Tech has been led in the 2000-01 season by sophomores Shilo Ayalon (Kfar Hanassi, Israel), Tomonori Tsuji (Osaka, Japan) and Josh Hersko (Marietta, Ga.). Ayalon has won both the 1,000 and 500-yard freestyle in each of the Jackets’ three meets this year, while Tsuji and Hersko have captured wins in the breaststroke and sprint freestyle events respectively.
The Jackets loss at Florida State was one of the closest meets Tech has had against the Seminoles, as the meet’s final outcome was in doubt until the final event and the completion of the diving competition. Tech was unable to match FSU’s point total in the diving events and helped seal the final margin.
Tech will take a week off after facing Davidson, and return to action in the ACC on November 17, when it travels to Clemson for a matchup with the Tigers.