THE FLATS – After completing a successful fall campaign, Georgia Tech women’s tennis will return to action in January as the spring slate was announced on Tuesday. The spring schedule is highlighted by 11 home matches to be played at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
The Yellow Jackets will open the spring with three road events, traveling to the Michigan Invitational (Jan. 12-14) before its first dual match of the season at UCF on Jan. 20. Tech will then play in Charlottesville, Va., for the ITA Kickoff Weekend, Jan. 26-27, for a spot in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, which are held Feb. 9-12. The first home match of the season will be on Jan. 30 against cross-town rival, Georgia State.
Three home matches highlight the month of February. After a road match at South Carolina (Feb. 2), the Yellow Jackets will play host to Northwestern on Feb. 4 before traveling to Seattle, Wash., for ITA National Team Indoors. Back-to-back home matches await the Jackets with Penn visiting on Feb. 17 and Georgia coming to town on Feb. 18 to conclude non-conference play.
Atlantic Coast Conference action gets underway with a road swing at Boston College (Feb. 23) and Syracuse (Feb. 25). Tech will then host Virginia (March 1) and Virginia Tech (March 3) at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex before beginning a four-match road swing. The Yellow Jackets will travel to North Carolina (March 8) and Duke (March 10) before visiting Florida State (March 22) and Miami (March 24).
After four matches away, Tech will play the final five regular season matches at home. The homestand begins with Notre Dame and Louisville to close out the month, March 28 and 30, respectively. On April 5, Clemson visits Atlanta, before the Jackets welcome NC State and Wake Forest for the final two regular season matches on April 12 and April 14, respectively.
The ACC Championships return to the Cary Tennis Park, April 17-21, in Cary, N.C. before NCAA Tournament action gets underway the first week of May.
Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2
Looking to build on the success of last year’s Competitive Drive Initiative, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech athletics are partnering once again for Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2. Initially launched on Nov. 7, CDI Turn 2 has reached its initial goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund and has a new goal of raising $3 million in new gifts to the A-T Fund by Dec. 31. Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation will match eligible gifts to accelerate the impact for Tech athletics and, like last year, not only will gifts to CDI Turn 2 be matched, but so will the contributor’s benefits in the way of A-T Fund giving levels and priority points. To learn more and contribute online, visit atfund.org/turn2.