Tennis Teams Begin Competition In NCAA Tournament This Weekend

May 10, 2001

ATLANTA — The Georgia Tech men’s and women’s tennis teams will be in action this weekend as they begin play in the NCAA Tennis Championships.

The 26th-ranked Yellow Jacket men (16-6) travel to Athens, Ga., where they will take on the 37th-ranked Arizona Wildcats (12-9) in a first-round match at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.

The Yellow Jackets, making their fourth NCAA Championships appearance in the last five years, take a young but experienced team to Athens. Sophomore Roger Anderson, the 2000 Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year and a 2001 All-ACC selection, will play at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. He is 12-9 in singles play in dual matches and, along with partner David Wright, is ranked 45th in the nation in doubles play with a 13-7 record in dual matches.

Sophomore Stephen Moros made an immediate impact on the Georgia Tech squad after transferring from Texas A&M. He won the ACC Flight 4 Singles Championship after posting a 14-6 dual match record, including a 7-1 mark in ACC competition. He also teamed with senior Sergio Aguirre to earn ACC Flight 3 Doubles runner-up status, recording a 7-2 mark in dual matches.

Two freshmen — Joao Menano and Alex Navinkov — have also been impact players in their inaugural year. Menano compiled an impressive 10-3 singles record in dual matches and teamed with senior Romain Coirault to capture the ACC Flight 2 Doubles Championship with a 12-8 mark in dual matches. Navinkov leads the Yellow Jackets with a 22-8 singles record, which includes a 10-4 mark in dual matches.

The 46th-ranked Yellow Jacket women (11-11) travel to Fresno, Calif., where they will take on No. 30 UCLA (7-17) Saturday at 1:00 p.m. EDT.20 Georgia Tech is making its second-straight appearance in the NCAA Championships after earning its first-ever berth last year.

Like the men’s squad, the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team features a youthful roster. With just two seniors, the Yellow Jackets have relied upon their young players in 2001.

Sophomore Jaime Wong earned All-ACC honors for the second consecutive year after posting a 29-10 overall singles record and a 19-12 mark in dual matches. Her 29 wins give her the second-highest single-season total in program history, just one shy of Bobbi Guthrie’s school record set in 1997-98.

Guthrie, who is joined by senior transfer Debbie Reynolds as the lone seniors on the squad, is Tech’s all-time leader in doubles wins with 73. Junior Laura Ozolins has also turned in a consistent performance throughout the year, winning the ACC Flight 6 Singles Championship with a perfect 6-0 record in conference play.

The second rounds of both the men’s and women’s championships will take place on Sunday. The winner of the Georgia Tech-Arizona men’s match will face the winner of the first-round match between No. 58 Furman and No. 1 Georgia on Sunday at noon. The winner of the Georgia Tech-UCLA women’s match will advance to play the winner of the Fresno State-Cal State Northridge match at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

RELATED HEADLINES

New Georgia Tech Tennis banner above court 6
November 15, 2018 Women’s Tennis Signs Gia Cohen

Georgia Tech women’s tennis signs three to National Letters of Intent

Tennis Teams Begin Competition In NCAA Tournament This Weekend
October 28, 2018 Jackets Post Strong Day at June Stewart Invitational

Georgia Tech women’s tennis collects six wins on final day of tournament