Jan. 15, 2009
ATLANTA – The No. 8 Georgia Tech women’s tennis team will return to action this weekend when the team splits up to attend the seventh-annual Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., and the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. Both tournament’s begin Friday and will run through Sunday.
Georgia Tech is scheduled to face competitors from program’s ranked in the nation’s top 55, including a majority of the ITA’s top 10: defending national champ and third-ranked UCLA, No. 4 Baylor, No. 5 Stanford, No. 7 Florida, No. 8 Georgia Tech, No. 10 USC, No. 15 Fresno State, No. 18 North Carolina, No. 21 Arizona State and No. 55 Oregon.
“These tournaments are a great opportunity for our team to get some tough matches in before the start of our tough dual match season,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “There is some great competition at both tournaments. Our objective is to get some good matches in to see what is working and what we need to continue to work on.”
No. 11 Amanda McDowell, No. 23 Irina Falconi, Sasha Krupina and Viet Ha Ngo will compete at the Freeman Memorial Tennis Classic, , which is being hosted by UNLV at the Fertitta Tennis Complex. No. 27 Christy Striplin and No. 57 Noelle Hickey will be joined by Hillary Davis and Lynn Blau at the Jackie Cooper Tennis Facility for the National Collegiate Tennis Classic.
Results and a recap for both tournaments will be posted on ramblinwreck.com, Georgia Tech’s official athletic website, at the conclusion of competition each day.
Georgia Tech will open its dual match season against Auburn Jan. 28 at the Bill Moore Tennis Center beginning at 3 p.m.
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