W. Tennis Opens ACC Play at No. 17 Georgia Tech
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s tennis team will play its fifth straight dual match away from home Friday afternoon in Atlanta.
Miami (2-2) is set to square off with No. 17 Georgia Tech at 3 p.m. at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex in its first ACC match of the season.
Miami owns a 13-12 all-time record against Georgia Tech after winning eight of the past nine matchups, dating back to 2013. The Hurricanes, who are 5-4 on the road in the series, most recently registered a 6-1 home triumph on March 17, 2019.
The Hurricanes head to the Peach State with three ranked singles players. Senior Estela Perez-Somarriba paces the group at third nationally, while sophomore Daevenia Achong holds the No. 85 spot and freshman Selma Cadar is No. 104.
Meanwhile, in doubles, Achong and Cadar form the lone ranked Miami pair, coming in at No. 53 on the Oracle/ITA list for 19th-year head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews.
Georgia Tech sports a 9-4 record on the year, but has lost four of its last five matches, all against top-10 opponents. The Yellow Jackets also have three ranked singles players, with Victoria Flores at No. 49, Kenya Jones at No. 60 and Gia Cohen at No. 93.
Rodney Harmon, who served as the Miami head men’s tennis coach from 1995-97, has one ranked doubles pair, with Flores and Jones holding the No. 37 position.
Following its outing against the Yellow Jackets, Miami returns to Coral Gables for a four-match homestand beginning Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. against fourth-ranked Florida State.