April 2, 2004
Georgia Tech’s women’s tennis team (11-6, 4-1 ACC) will hit the road for the first time in over a month to face Florida State (19-5, 5-1) Saturday morning in a match that is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
The Jackets and Seminoles each dropped their first ACC match of the season this week, with No. 35 Florida State falling 4-3 to No. 3 Duke and No. 43 Tech dropping a 4-3 decision to 21st-ranked Clemson Thursday afternoon.
This is a huge match against Florida State, which is a very good team that has been on a good run as of late,” said Tech head coach Bryan Shelton. “They just came off a tough loss to Duke and already have a win over one of the top 15 teams in the country in North Carolina, so we have our work cut out of us.”
The Jackets will be playing in their first road match since March 2nd, as they had a nine-match home stand in which they went 6-3, and 4-1 in ACC play. Their only losses came to a pair of top-10 SEC teams, Georgia and Vanderbilt, and Clemson.
“I feel like we can go down there and get a win and that is our goal,” said Shelton, “to take one from their place after losing one at home. We’d like to come back strong with that to take us into the final week of ACC play against North Carolina and Duke.”
Following the match in Tallahassee, the Jackets will travel to North Carolina next week to face UNC and Duke before competing in the ACC Championships in mid-April.