Georgia Tech Men's Tennis Faces Rival Georgia Tuesday

March 14, 2005

After picking up its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory of the season over Miami, the No. 51 Georgia Tech (7-3) men’s tennis team will step of out conference to face instate rival No. 6 Georgia (11-2) in Atlanta at 3 p.m. in the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

The Jackets trail in the series between the two schools, 17-45, including two tough 4-3 loss the last two seasons to the Bulldogs. Tech’s last victory came during the 1988 season when current head coach Kenny Thorne was on the team. Since then, four matches have been decided by one point.

Livestats for the match will be available at www.ramblinwreck.com

“Obviously our team is very excited to play Georgia,” said Thorne. “This is a match that both teams look forward to each season and it’s a fun match to coach because both teams tend to rise to the occassion and play their best. Georgia is every bit as talented as they have been in the past and our team will have its work cut out for themselves, but are ready for the challenge.”

To date, the Jackets have been led by David North and Jose Muguruza, who have a team-best seven wins on the season in dual match play. In addition, Muguruza is ranked No. 20 in singles action in the latest ITA rankings and has a 7-3 record in singles this spring. On the doubles side, the tandem of North and Marko Rajevac own a 8-2 record at No. 1 doubles.

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