Women's Tennis Hosts Match with U.S. Junior National Team Saturday

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis will host a rare fall dual match against the U.S. Junior Nation Team Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Bill Moore Tennis Center beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Unlike the usual fall tournament format, Wednesday’s match will be played in dual-match fashion beginning with two sets of doubles matches followed by singles pairings.

“It is a great opportunity to have the U.S. Junior National Team on our campus to get a look at Georgia Tech and see all the great things they have to offer,” head coach Bryan Shelton said. “It will also be a great experience for our girls to play against some of the nation’s best.”

The Junior National Team is sending eight of the top junior players from across the nation to compete against the Yellow Jackets All eight players are Blue Chip recruits who rank in the top 10 nationally in their respective graduating classes. The team is composed of five sophomores, including four of the top five sophomores in the nation, and three juniors.

The sophomores are led by Lauren Davis, who is the top-rated sophomore in the nation. The Gates Mills, Ohio native holds an impressive 78-5 record in junior play. Grace Min, currently the second-best sophomore in the country, has compiled a 32-15 overall record, hails from Lawrenceville, Ga. Chanelle Van Nguyen is ranked No. 3 in the sophomore class. She is from Miami, Fla. and has an overall junior record of 24-13. Kyle McPhillips, hailing from Willoughby, Ohio, comes in as the No. 4 rated sophomore, and is second in the Great Lakes Region behind only Davis. Breaunna Addison, a native of Boca Raton, Fla., is ranked No. 8 in the sophomore class and holds a 41-12 overall record.

The juniors are led by Lake Forest, Ill. native Monica Turewicz. She is currently No. 2 in the junior class with a total record of 38-14. Lauren Herring, who hails from Greenville, N.C., comes in as the No. 5 junior in the nation. She is the top-rated junior in the Southeast Region and holds a 26-16 record. Emina Bektas is the seventh-rated junior in the U.S. She is from Indianapolis and is the top player from the state of Indiana. Bektas has compiled a junior record of 49-16.

Fans are encouraged to not only come out and support the Jackets, but also to get a look at some of the best junior tennis players in the country. Admission to all Georgia Tech tennis matches is free.

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