ATLANTA (April 18) – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team is seeded sixth in this weekend’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament and opens with a quarterfinal matchup against third-seeded Clemson. Tech (10-12, 4-4 ACC) and the Tigers (16-15, 5-3 ACC) meet Friday at 9 a.m. at the Racquet Club of the South in Norcross, Ga.
The ACC Tournament begins Thursday with eighth-seeded NC State and ninth-seeded Maryland playing at 10 a.m. The winner of that contest faces top-seeded Duke Friday at 3 p.m. Friday’s other quarterfinal matches include second-seeded North Carolina against seventh-seeded Wake Forest at 12 noon and fourth-seeded Virginia versus fifth-seeded Florida State at 6 p.m.
Tech, which earned a 4-3 upset win over the Tigers in the regular season meeting, finished the regular season last weekend by losing to No. 18 Miami (Fla.) and No. 54 Florida State, both by 4-3 scores.
Freshman Roger Anderson (Pietermetzburg, South Africa) has been Tech’s hottest player. He has won his last three matches, including a win over Mike Ingham of Florida State, who is ranked 97th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Anderson, who will play No. 1 singles, has an overall record of 24-8 and a dual match record of 15-5. The freshman has Tech’s best mark in ACC play at 7-2.
Also playing well for the Jackets is freshman David Wright (Guayaquil, Ecuador), who won both of his matches last weekend at the No. 3 singles spot to improve his record to 20-14 overall and 11-9 in dual matches.
David’s brother, senior Robert Wright (Guayaquil, Ecuador), will return to action at No. 5 singles after missing the last three matches with an injury. Freshman Fabio Campos (Key Biscayne, Fla.) stepped into the lineup for Wright and will play No. 6. He enters the tournament with a 7-11 record overall and a 4-6 mark in dual match play.
Juniors Sergio Aguirre (Atlanta, Ga.), 7-13 at No. singles, and Romain Coirault (Paris, France), 9-9 at No. 4 singles, will round out the singles lineup for the Jackets.
Tech’s No. 1 doubles team is Coirault and senior Tim Bibby (Herefordshire, England), 6-9, followed by Anderson and David Wright, 8-4, at No. 2 doubles, and Aguirre and Jason Jeong ( ), 8-4, at No. 3.