Georgia Tech ladies will start the NCAA against UCF

Georgia Tech women's tennis will make its 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance after receiving a wide field selection of 64 teams on Monday night

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Georgia Tech ladies will start the NCAA against UCF

Georgia Tech women's tennis will make its 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance after receiving a wide field selection of 64 teams on Monday night. The Yellow Jackets will travel to Florida for rounds one and two this weekend. Georgia Tech will open the tournament against UCF on Friday.

The Yellow Jackets enter the tournament racing to the semifinals of the ACC Championship, defeating Syracuse, 4-0, in the second round before upsetting then No. 6 Duke, 4-3, in the quarterfinals. After defeating two top-15 programs in their last three games, Georgia Tech jumped to No.

17 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association national polls released last week. Florida will host this weekend, carrying a 16-7 overall mark into the weekend. The Gators reached the semifinals of the SEC Tournament, defeating Ole Miss in the quarterfinals before falling to Texas A&M in the championship.

The Gators will host the first and second rounds for the third consecutive season and for the 22nd time in program history. Florida will face ASUN Conference champions North Florida on Friday in the first round. The Ospreys collected the ASUN title for the second time in three years and tenth time since 2010, defeating Stetson, 4-2.

The first- and second-round competition will take place May 5-6 at select campuses, and each region features four teams playing in a single-elimination format. The winner of each site will advance to the Super-Regional competition on May 12 or 13.

The superregional winners will advance to the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, Florida, where the final eight teams will compete for the national championship, May 17-20.

About the Georgia Tech

Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the leading technology research centers in the United States.

The institute was founded on October 13, 1885 in Atlanta, capital of Georgia, with the name of Georgia School of Technology. Founded as the Georgia School of Technology, Georgia Tech assumed its present name in 1948 to reflect a growing focus on advanced technological and scientific research.

It is known as one of the three major prestigious institutes of technology in the United States along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the northeast and the California Institute of Technology in the west.

Unlike the similarly named institutions, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a public institution. Initially, the only degree offered was mechanical engineering. In 1901, the educational offer included electrical, civil and chemical engineering.

In 1948, the university changed its name to Georgia Institute of Technology. From 1951, women also began to be admitted, and from 1961, African-American students too. Today Georgia Tech is divided into six colleges and approximately 31 departments, with an emphasis on science and engineering.

The university is recognized for excellence in programs in engineering, science, business administration and humanities. The main campus is located in Atlanta's central Midtown district. In 1996 the campus was home to the athletic village during the Summer Olympic Games.

Photo Credits: pic by Georgia Tech University website

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