On paper, little seems to separate Georgia Tech and South Carolina, which could meet in the final of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend event in Atlanta.
(1) Georgia Tech, (2) South Carolina, (3) William & Mary, (4) Georgia State
The Yellow Jackets are led by 45th-ranked Jillian O’Neill, who went 11-3 during the fall, and 108th-ranked Christina Ngo. The Gamecocks will counter with No. 20 Anya Morgina, No. 80 Dijana Stojic and No. 33 Jaklin Alawi, who is coming off an 11-2 fall.
All four teams bound for Atlanta will feature singles players who transferred this season. Alawi (Long Beach State), Georgia Tech No. 4 Alex Anghelescu (Georgia), Georgia State No. 4 Whitney Byrd (Auburn-Montgomery) and William & Mary No. 1 Kayla Rizzolo (Miami) and No. 4 Maria Belaya (Clemson) are all hoping to impress their new coaches during the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.
|Schedule of Play:||
Fri, Jan 27 – No. 27 South Carolina def.
Surface: Outdoors (Bill Moore Tennis Center)
# of Courts: 12
Practice Courts: January 25th & 26th – 12-1:30pm, 1:30-3pm, 3-4:30pm, 4:30-6pm
Back Up: 3 Indoor Courts
Georgia Tech's Jillian O'Neill (Photo by Jerry Pillarelli, Georgia Tech sports information)