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Women’s Tennis Opens Spring Slate at Michigan Invite

THE FLATS – The No.7-ranked Georgia Tech women’s tennis team opens the spring slate this weekend at the Michigan Invitational played at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. The three-day tournament (Jan. 13-15) features five teams ranked in the top 25: No. 7 Georgia Tech, No. 8 Texas Tech, No. 10 Michigan, No. 13 Ohio State and No. 24 Arizona State.

Tech heads into spring play ranked No. 7 nationally and boasts three players ranked nationally in singles: No. 49 Paige Hourigan, No. 79 Johnnise Renaud and No. 89 Ida Jarlskog. Additionally, the Tech duo of Hourigan/Kenya Jones are the fifth-ranked doubles tandem in the country entering the spring.

Each team will play three rounds of doubles and three rounds of singles with up to eight flights in singles and four flights in doubles per round. Each team will play one round of singles and one round of doubles each day. The third set will be played to completion in singles. Points will be allotted for each win based on the following decreasing point value to determine the champion (singles and doubles) at the end of the weekend:

Win at No. 1 position – 8 points
Win at No. 2 position – 7 points
Win at No. 3 position – 6 points
Win at No. 4 position – 5 points
Win at No. 5 position – 4 points
Win at No. 6 position – 3 points
Win at No. 7 position – 2 points
Win at No. 8 position – 1 point

SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Saturday, Jan. 13
10 a.m. Singles — Texas Tech vs. Georgia Tech
1 p.m. Doubles — Michigan vs. Georgia Tech, Texas Tech vs. Arizona State/Ohio State
Singles to Follow — Michigan vs. Arizona State/Ohio State
Sunday, Jan. 14
10 a.m. Singles — Arizona State/Ohio State vs. Texas Tech
1 p.m. Doubles — Michigan vs. Texas Tech, Arizona State/Ohio State vs. Georgia Tech
Singles To Follow — Michigan vs. Georgia Tech
Monday, Jan. 15
8:30 a.m. Singles — Arizona State/Ohio State vs. Georgia Tech
11:30 a.m. Doubles — Michigan vs. Arizona State/Ohio State, Georgia Tech vs. Texas Tech
Singles To Follow — Michigan vs. Texas Tech

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