April 2, 2009
The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team will hit the road this weekend for a match at Maryland Friday at 3 p.m., before heading to Boston College Sunday at 11 a.m. in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
“I think we are getting better and better,” head coach Kenny Thorne said. “We have to put a string of wins together, and it will be a good opportunity to do just that this weekend. We beat Clemson on the road and that should help us in playing Maryland and BC on the road.”
The Yellow Jackets (7-9, 2-5 ACC) snapped a three-match losing streak with a big 6-1 win over No. 38 NC State Sunday, despite dropping its No. 1 singles match. Tech, having won five of its six singles matches against the Wolfpack, is seeing strong play in doubles after winning the point in both of last weekend’s matches. The duo of sophomore Eliot Potvin and junior Austin Roebuck has been the catalyst of the pairings, after clinching the point against the Demon Deacons before getting the first win against State.
Potvin went 2-0 in both singles and doubles conference play last weekend, with wins at the No. 4 and No. 3 position in singles. The Hampden, Maine native defeated Wake Forest’s David Hopkin’s 6-3, 6-3, before dropping N.C. State’s Jaime Pulgar 7-5, 6-4.
Tech is currently in ninth-place among the ACC standings with four matches left during the regular season. The Jackets hold a 23-6 lead in the all-time series over Maryland, and a 3-0 edge over Boston College.