Men's Tennis Host Georgia Tech Fall Tournament This Weekend

Oct. 4, 2007

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team will continue its fall season this weekend when it hosts the Georgia Tech Fall Tournament at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

The Yellow Jackets will face competition from Southeastern Conference members Georgia, Auburn, Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Also participating in the three-day tournament beginning this Friday are players from Louisville, Middle Tennessee State, Southern Mississippi, Georgia Southern, Davidson, Furman and Georgia State.

“I am really excited to host this tournament,” head coach Kenny Thorne said. “It is a good opportunity for everyone to see where our guys are at. We have some top schools bringing some really good players.”

The action will get underway at 8 a.m., when three Georgia Tech doubles teams open play in the “A” bracket. Senior David North and freshman Guillermo Gomez will face Jose Varela and Drake Bernstein of Georgia; senior Scott Blackmon will team with freshman Ryan Smith in a match against Pawel Dilaj and Terence Nugent of Auburn and freshmen Miguel Muguruza and Eliot Potvin take on Richard Cowden and Joao Paliello of Middle Tennessee State.

“We are going to change things around in doubles play this weekend,” Thorne added. “We want to utilize the fall season to find out who plays best together. This is just a great opportunity for guys to develop. Everyone is given a chance to step up and win a match or a tournament.”

In all nine Jackets will compete at this weekend’s tournament, eight will compete in the singles bracket, led by Blackmon and Jose Muguruza, who are scheduled to begin play in the “A” bracket at 9 a.m.

Results for all matches will be posted on following the conclusion of doubles and singles each day.

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