April 18, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, FL.–Head coach Lise Gregory and the 47th-ranked Florida State women’s tennis team are getting ready to take on No. 53 Georgia Tech in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, which will be held at the Lake Cane Marsha Park & Tennis Center in Orlando, Fla., on April 19-22. The women’s tennis team will compete alongside men’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, track, and lacrosse, as part of the 2001 ACC Springfest at Disney’s Wide World Of Sports Complex.
The Seminoles, who are seeded 4th in the tournament, finished the regular season with a four match win streak compiling a 13-9 record overall, 5-3 in ACC play, and are scheduled to take on the 5th-seeded Yellow Jackets (11-10, 4-4 in the ACC) on Friday, April 20th, at 9 a.m. Florida State won the last meeting between the two schools, 6-1, on April 7th in Atlanta, G.A., and head coach Lise Gregory is hoping her team is ready to repeat that performance.
“Georgia Tech is a tough team – we always have a battle against them”, Gregory said. “We beat them 6-1 a couple of weeks ago and I think that will be a big motivational factor for them. Our team is very focused on continuing their roll however, and our seniors are determined to go out on a high note. It is basically going to come down to who wants it more.”
In case of a victory over Georgia Tech, the winner of the match between No. 1 Duke and No. 9 Maryland will await the Seminoles in the semi-final round, which is scheduled for Saturday April 21st at 10:00 a.m.