March 1, 2018
|No. 24 Virginia (7-2, 2-0 ACC) at No. 3 Georgia Tech (7-1, 1-0 ACC)|
|Date & Time||March 2 | 2:30 p.m.|
|Location||Atlanta, Ga. | Ken Byers Tennis Complex|
|Coverage||Live Scoring | Live Video|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 24 Virginia (7-2, 2-0 ACC) women’s tennis team hits the road on Friday, traveling to take on No. 3 Georgia Tech (7-1, 1-0 ACC) in a 2:30 p.m. match on Friday afternoon at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
It’s the first match of a split weekend for the Cavaliers who will return home to continue ACC play against No. 2 Duke on Sunday (March 4).
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Fans can keep up with the action through live stats and a live video stream linked at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account @UVAWomensTennis.
CAVALIERS IN THE RANKINGS
The Cavaliers are in the top 25 of the team rankings for the second straight week. Virginia is ranked No. 24 in the latest Oracle/ITA Women’s Tennis rankings. The Cavaliers are coming off a five-match home stand that saw the Cavaliers post three shutouts, an ACC win over Syracuse and an upset of then No. 14 Michigan.
Virginia features a doubles team in the national rankings as the pairing of Rosie Johanson (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) is ranked No. 14 in the ITA Women’s Doubles rankings. In singles, the Cavaliers also have one player make an appearance with Johanson ranked No. 67 nationally.
LAST TIME OUT FOR VIRGINIA
The Cavaliers are coming off a 7-0 win over Richmond last weekend, capping a five-match home stand and extending the current winning streak to six matches. Virginia swept the doubles matches before sweeping through singles to defeat the Spiders. It was the third consecutive shutout for the Cavaliers who also shutout Charlotte and George Mason in the previous two matches.
A LOOK AT GEORGIA TECH
The Yellow Jackets enter the weekend match with a 7-1 record and a 1-0 mark in ACC play. Georgia Tech is coming off a 4-3 win at Florida State on Sunday to open conference play. The Ramblin’ Wreck has won three straight matches, defeating then No. 3 Florida, No. 6 Georgia and the Seminoles. The lone loss of the season came at the hands of then No. 6 Pepperdine in the ITA National Indoor Team Championships.
Georgia Tech has two players ranked nationally in singles with No. 25 Paige Hourigan and No. 83 Ida Jarlskog. In doubles, the Yellow Jackets have the No. 4 team with Hourigan and Kenya Jones.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia returns to action on Sunday with a noon match against the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils. The match is set for the Snyder Tennis Center. Duke is 8-1 on the season and will be at No. 12 Wake Forest on Friday afternoon.
Admission to all home Virginia women’s tennis matches is free. Fans can stay up to date with text alerts for match date, time or venue changes by texting UVAWTEN to 79516. Standard text message rates apply.