Jackets Fall to No. 16 Texas

Feb. 24, 2007

Atlanta – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team suffered their fourth loss of the season Saturday falling, 6-1, to No. 16 Texas at the Pinick-Alison Tennis Center in Austin, Texas.

The Jackets, who are 3-4 this season, were swept in doubles giving the Longhorns a 1-0 advantage heading to singles play. Freshman Luke Rassow-Kantor came away with Tech’s only singles victory Saturday, defeating Josh Zavala, 6-4, 6-3, at the fourth position.

David North sat out of competition for the second straight match and, Jose Mugururza played in the No. 1 singles spot, defeated, 6-2. 6-3, by Dimitar Kutrovsky.

Jordan DeLass fell to Milan Mihailovic, 6-4, 6-4, in the two spot while Eric Molnar was defeated by Luis Diaz Barriga, 6-2, 6-3, in the third position. George Gvelesiani was defeated after a tie break with Rook Schellenberg and Scott Blackmon was taken out by Bernhard Deussner in the six spot. 6-1, 0-6, 6-4.

With the loss, the Jackets fall to 3-4 on the season.

The men’s tennis team returns to the court to face South Carolina on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Columbia, S.C. for their third match this season with a Southeastern Conference opponent. The Jackets are 7-25-1 all-time vs. the Gamecocks and won the last meeting on March 1, 2005.

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