Georgia Tech Men's Tennis Upsets No. 38 Arizona State, 4-3

March 22, 2005

Marko Rajevac won at singles and doubles Tuesday afternoon to lead the Georgia Tech men’s tennis to a 4-3 win over Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 8-6 on the season, claiming their first win on the road this season, while the Sun Devils fall to 6-6.

Tech opened the match claiming the doubles point by winning each of the three matches. Rajevac and David North combined to defeat Chris Biro and Jonathan Kinsella at No. 1, 8-4. Tech then captured the point as Jose Muguruza and Sukhwa Young paired together to beat Mike Beatty and Clinton Letcher, 8-5. In the final doubles match, Noah Tyler and Scott Blackmon teamed together to defeat Ryan McBride and Nick Hegarty, 8-5.

The Jackets’ wins in singles came at No. 3 as Rajevac held on to defeat Kinsella in a tight match, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), Jordan Delass won at No. 5 singles over Hegarty, 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-1 and George Gvelesiani won at No. 6 singles over Beatty, 7-5, 6-0.

Tech will return to action Thursday when they take on No. 21 Tulane in Tempe, Ariz. at 3:30 p.m.

No. 58 Georgia Tech 4   No. 38 Arizona State, 3

Doubles:

1.) Rajevac/North (GT) def. Biro/Kinsella (ASU) – 8-4

2.) Muguruza/Young (GT) def. Beatty/Letcher (ASU) – 8-5

3.) Tyler/Blackmon (GT) def. McBride/Hegarty (ASU) – 8-5

Singles:

1.) Clinton Letcher (ASU) def. #21 Jose Luis Muguruza (GT) – 6-2, 6-3

2.) Chris Biro (ASU) def. David North (GT) – 7-5, 4-6, 7-5

3.) Marko Rajevac (GT) def. Jonathan Kinsella (ASU) – 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 7-6(5)

4.) Ryan McBride (ASU) def. Zachary Rath (GT) – 7-6(4), 6-1

5.) Jordan Delass (GT) def. Nick Hegarty (ASU) – 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-1

6.) George Gvelesiani (GT) def. Mike Beatty (ASU) – 7-5, 6-0

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