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Women's Tennis Team Earns First NCAA Berth

ATLANTA (May 4) – Earning the first NCAA Championships berth in school history, the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team will face Washington on Friday, May 12, in an NCAA Regional at UCLA in Los Angeles, Calif.

The Yellow Jackets (13-7), ranked 37th in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, are seeded 33-48, while the Huskies (12-9), ranked 25th, are seeded 25-28.

The winner of the Tech-Washington match faces either Boston University (13-4) or host UCLA, seeded 5-8, in Saturday’s regional final. The 64-team NCAA field is made up of 16 four-team regionals, with the regional winners advancing to the NCAA finals, May 18-21 at Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif.

Under first-year head coach Bryan Shelton, Tech posted a 13-7 record and placed fourth in the ACC, its best mark and highest finish since 1990. The Jackets are led by freshman Jaime Wong (Delray Beach, Fla.), an all-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree and the conference champion at No. 4 singles with a 17-3 record. The Huskies feature the nation’s fourth-ranked singles player in Kristina Kraszewski.

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