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15th consecutive NCAA for Tech women’s tennis team

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The Georgia Tech women’s tennis team earned its 15th consecutive NCAA tournament bid Tuesday and will play Purdue May 9 in a first-round match at Vanderbilt.

The Yellow Jackets are ranked No. 20; Purdue is No. 41. With a win over Purdue, Tech would likely face ninth-seeded Vanderbilt in the second round. Vanderbilt edged Tech 4-3 in a match in the fall. The Jackets will play for their eighth Sweet 16 appearance, most recently in 2012.

Sweet 16 matches will be held May 15 at Georgia, the national championship site.

Tech’s strength is its doubles team of Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodward, ranked No. 6 in the country. Both were named All-ACC. Muriel Wacker has been the Jackets’ most consistent singles player, with a 12-2 record in ACC play at No. 5 singles.

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