April 4, 2013
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team faces a very difficult test when the Yellow Jackets travel to Tobacco Road to face No. 1 ranked North Carolina and No. 6 ranked Duke, Friday and Saturday, respectively.
The Yellow Jackets, ranked No. 27, enter the weekend with a 9-6 overall record and a 3-2 record in ACC play. Tech finished an eight-match homestand in the month of March with a 6-2 record, including wins over No. 16 Florida State and No. 11 Northwestern.
Tech heads to the Old North State with a three-match win streak. The Jackets are led by senior captain Elizabeth Kilborn, ranked No. 89, who has five wins over ranked opponents this year. She has 13 singles wins this year and is 3-1 in ACC matches. Freshman Kendal Woodard leads Georgia Tech with 17 singles wins this season, playing primarily from the No. 2 spot of the lineup. Junior Muriel Wacker is 9-5 in dual matches this spring and is 8-2 over her last 10 matches.
In doubles, Woodard and classmate Megan Kurey are 17-5 overall, 13-2 in dual matches and 4-1 in the ACC. The rookie duo is ranked No. 67 in the latest poll.
The Tar Heels have four ranked singles players led by Gina Saurez-Malaguti at No. 9. Ashley Dai and Whiteny Kay are the top UNC doubles pair at No. 22. Duke’s Hanna Mar is the highest-ranked Blue Devil at No. 19. The top Duke doubles team of Mary Clayton and Ester Goldfield is ranked No. 8 in the latest poll.
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