No. 29 Georgia Tech And Georgia State On Tap For Tennis

DENTON, Texas (3/12/10) - North Texas Tennis heads to Atlanta, Ga., Saturday and Sunday to face off with No. 29 Georgia Tech and Georgia State.

The Mean Green (6-4) is coming off a tough 4-3 win over Kansas State last Saturday after dropping a match on Friday to No. 40 Tulsa.

Week Six Notes

"This is the beginning of the second half of our season," said head coach Sujay Lama. "Our focus from this point on is to become more consistent with the way we compete and to get our mental game up to par with our physical game. The good thing is, each one us know the area we need to make improvements in. We need to stay on it and make it happen day in and day out."

Georgia Tech (6-5) is looking to snap a three-match losing streak including a loss to No. 2 Northwestern.

The Yellow Jackets have been ranked as high as No. 9 nationally thus far this season and have not lost a match to an unranked opponent.

"Georgia Tech's current ranking is no indication of how great a program they are and have been for the last 10 years," Lama said. "They have been a power house in college tennis consistently and it is a privilege to have the opportunity to compete against a team that has won a national title recently. I have the utmost respect for Coach Shelton and what he has accomplished at Georgia Tech. He is a close friend and also a mentor to me."

Georgia State (2-7) comes in having won two of its last three matches. The Panthers started the year ranked No. 51 in the nation before dropping their first six matches, four against ranked opponents.

"Georgia State is a very talented team that was ranked top 50 in the pre season," added Lama. "They have gotten healthier and we expect a battle on Sunday."

 The Mean Green will return to Denton after the matches this weekend for six straight home matches starting March 21 against Lamar at 11 a.m.



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