ATLANTA (Oct. 18) – After facing its toughest competition to date at the Tennessee Classic, Georgia Tech’s women’s tennis team returns home for its final home event of the fall, hosting the Yellow Jacket/Holiday Inn Midtown North Invitational this Friday through Sunday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
Individuals from Baylor, Clemson, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi State, Rice and Wisconsin will join the Jackets in the tournament field which consists of flighted singles and doubles draws.
“This should be a real good test for us to finish out the fall,” said Tech head coach Bryan Shelton. “The teams here this weekend will be the type of teams that we will need to beat in the spring if we want to go to the NCAA Tournament.”
The Jackets are coming off playing at Tennessee, where freshman Charlotte Pernet (Dijon, France) was the runner-up in the No. 4 singles flight and No. 2 doubles along with fellow freshman Jaime Wong (Delray Beach, Fla.).
“Tennessee was a good learning experience for us,” Shelton said. “Some players had more success than others, but I think everyone gained something from the weekend.
“Charlotte Pernet has made the biggest jump of anyone on our team as far as what she had coming in and what she has now. She’s added so much to her game in such a short amount time. Mysti Morris (Cartersville, Ga.) is another player who has come on strong this fall. Even though they are freshmen, they set a good example for the rest of the team. It’s been nice to see those two have some success early.”