March 28, 2002
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team has earned the first Top 20 ranking in the program’s history, standing No. 18 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll released this week.
Tech puts its ranking on the line this weekend with a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference matches at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. The Yellow Jackets host 43rd-ranked Virginia Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by a home match with 48th-ranked Maryland Sunday at 11 a.m. Admission is free.
The Jackets, under third-year head coach Bryan Shelton, have a record of 11-6 overall, 1-3 in the ACC, but all six Tech losses have come at the hands of teams currently ranked in the Top 10.
“Being ranked in the Top 20 is one of the goals that we set when we started the season, but we are still striving for many other goals this season,” said Shelton, a former Tech all-America and professional standout.
Tech, which is seeking its third straight NCAA berth, has two players in the individual singles rankings in junior Jaime Wong at No. 49 and freshman Catherine Gunn at No. 69. Wong, who plays No. 1 or No. 2 singles, has a record of 8-6 in dual match play, while Gunn has Tech’s best record with a 14-2 dual match mark, primarily at No. 3 singles.
The Tech lineup also includes junior Mysti Morris (6-8) at No. 1 singles, junior Mason Miller (9-7) at No. 4, senior Laura Ozolins (10-5) at No. 5, and sophomore Sekita Grant (11-6) at No. 6 singles..