March 29, 2013
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team resumes Atlantic Coast Conference play Saturday and Sunday at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex when the Yellow Jackets host the Boston College Eagles and the Maryland Terrapins.
Saturday’s match against BC will begin at 11 a.m., while Sunday’s match against the Terps will start at 11. Both matches are free to the public.
Georgia Tech enters the weekend having won four of its last six matches, including a come-from-behind victory over No. 11 Northwestern on Wednesday when the Yellow Jackets won four singles matches, including the last one, to claim the team victory.
Tech leads the all-time series with Boston College 7-1, with the only Eagle victory coming 5-4 on Feb. 24, 1991. The Jackets are 22-15 all-time against Maryland, have won three straight and 14 of the last 15 meetings against the Terrapins.
Boston College comes to Atlanta with a 7-3 overall record and a 1-2 mark in ACC play. The Eagles dropped a 4-3 decision to Virginia Tech March 16 at home and fell 6-1 at Virginia March 22. Maryland sports a 5-8 record and an 0-3 record in league play. The Terps lost 4-3 to William and Mary March 17 in College Park and 5-2 at Brown March 21. Maryland will play at Clemson on Saturday before coming to the Flats.
Freshman Megan Kurey clinched the Jackets’ win over Northwestern with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 win over the Wildcat’s Linda Abu Mushrefova at the No. 4 position of the lineup. Fellow rookie Kendal Woodard has a team-best 15 singles wins while senior captain Elizabeth Kilborn has 12 wins, including five over ranked foes, playing at the No. 1 position of the lineup.
In doubles, Kurey and Woodard have emerged as the Yellow Jackets’ number one tandem. The duo has a 15-5 overall record and an 11-2 mark in dual matches.
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