March 8, 2013
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team will resume Atlantic Coast Conference play when the Yellow Jackets host the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles in a pair of matches this weekend at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
The Jackets and Canes will start at noon on Saturday and Tech will face Florida State at noon on Sunday. Both matches are free and open to the public.
The Yellow Jackets have won three of their last four matches and swept a pair of 4-0 victories last weekend. Tech enters the weekend with a 5-4 record, an 0-1 ACC record after a loss at Clemson on Feb. 13 and ranked No. 32 in the latest Campbell’s/ITA Division I rankings. Miami comes to Atlanta with a 7-3 overall record, a 1-1 mark in league play and ranked No. 13. FSU is ranked No. 16, 8-3 overall and 1-1 in ACC matches.
Georgia Tech owns an 11-6 all-time record against Miami, including a 4-3 upset victory over the Canes in last year’s ACC Tournament quarterfinals. The `Noles have an 18-10 all-time edge over the Jackets but Tech has won eight of the last 11 meetings.
The Jackets have won the doubles point in six of their nine matches this season. Woodard and fellow freshman Megan Kurey lead the Tech tandems with a 12-4 overall record and an 8-1 mark in dual matches.
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