CHAPEL HILL --- No. 1 North Carolina looks to bounce back from its first Atlantic Coast Conference loss of the spring this weekend when the Tar Heels host No. 27 Georgia Tech and No. 16 Clemson Friday and Saturday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
Carolina enters the weekend 17-2 and 3-1 in the ACC after a split of two matches last weekend in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels dominated No. 60 Virginia Tech, 7-0, before falling to No. 27 Virginia, 4-3. The win shot the Cavaliers up nine spots in the ITA national poll to No. 18, while UNC stayed at No. 1 despite the loss.
Sophomore Caroline Price won in straight sets against Virginia to improve to a perfect 16-0 in dual match play this spring. Freshman Whitney Kay recorded a pair of straight-set wins and is 13-1 in singles in 2013. Senior Gina Suarez-Malaguti also won a pair of matches, including a 6-2, 6-2 victory over No. 65 Stephanie Nauta of Virginia for her third straight win.
Georgia Tech is 9-6 on the year and 3-2 in the ACC and comes to Chapel Hill on a three-match winning streak that includes a 4-3 victory over Northwestern. Clemson has won five in a row and is 9-5 and 4-1 in league play. The Tigers' lone ACC loss came at Miami, a tough 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes, who are ranked No. 10 in the nation this week.
Friday's match against the Yellow Jackets, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, will begin at 2:30 p.m., while Saturday's dual with Clemson is now set for 1 p.m. Admission is free, and live scoring is available at GoHeels.com.