March 24, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. -
The NC State men's tennis team, ranked No. 54 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) team poll, will hit the road this weekend to take on No. 21 Georgia Tech and No. 58 Clemson.
The Wolfpack will face the Yellow Jackets on Friday, March 25, at 2:30 p.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center in Atlanta, Ga., before taking on the Tigers on Sunday, March 27 at noon at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center in Clemson, S.C.
The Pack, standing at 8-6 (0-2 ACC), returns to action after falling this past weekend to North Carolina and Duke.
The Wolfpack is currently ranked 54th in the latest ITA team poll.
No. 21 Georgia Tech has two players ranked in the singles poll: No. 14 Guillermo Gomez and No. 57 Juan Spir. The Yellow Jackets' doubles team of Kevin King and Spir is ranked 11th nationally.
Clemson is ranked No. 58 in the ITA team poll, while Derek Difazio stands at No. 106 nationally in singles.
Scouting the Opposition
The Yellow Jackets (10-2, 1-1 ACC) will return to action after two weeks off, following a 4-3 loss at Miami.
The Tigers (13-4, 0-2 ACC) topped South Carolina by a 5-2 score on Wednesday. Clemson has dropped conference bouts to both Florida State and Miami, and will host Wake Forest on Friday prior to taking on the Pack.