ATLANTA (Jan. 31) – Fresh off its season-opening win against Middle Tennesse, Georgia Tech’s 49th-ranked women’s tennis team hosts 55th-ranked Indiana at 12 noon Sunday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center in an early test for the Yellow Jackets.
“This will be a good measuring stick to see where we are this early in the season,” Tech head coach Bryan Shelton said. “The more teams we can play that are ranked around us, the better we can tell where we fit into a mix. Indiana is a well established program. They played at our tournament here in the fall, and I saw a lot of talent on that team. We will have our work cut out for us.”
In the Yellow Jackets’ 7-2 win against Middle Tennessee, Tech swept the six singles matches but dropped two of the three matches in doubles. Senior Tamarra Jenkin (New Braunfels, Texas) and sophomore Mason Miller (Gainesville, Ga.), two of the Jackets’ top doubles players, did not play against the Blue Raiders due to injuries, so Shelton is looking for players to step up in their absence.
“We have to improve our doubles play,” Shelton said. “We definitely miss Tamarra and Mason, but we’ve got to be ready to play no matter who is in the lineup.”