Feb. 14, 2006
After posting two wins last week over No. 68 Furman and No. 35 Middle Tennessee State, the No. 32 Georgia Tech men’s tennis team turns its attention to crosstown rival Georgia State. The Yellow Jackets (2-0) will host the Panthers (3-0) at the Bill Moore Tennis Center Wednesday at 2 p.m.
The Jackets, who came from behind to defeat Middle Tennessee State Sunday, face Georgia State for the 28th time in school history. The Yellow Jackets lead series between the two schools, 26-1, and have not lost to the Panthers since the 2000 season.
“Georgia State is off to a great start this season and is a match that is always a challenge for us,” said head coach Kenny Thorne. “Our guys are familiar with them and are looking forward to another tough match. We improved from the first match against Furman to the next against Middle Tennessee and we need to continue improving each match. We are going to have an opportunity to play outdoors and our guys are ready to get going. We had an opporunity to play outdoors earlier in Mexico this year, so we should be well prepared.”
Georgia Tech has been led this season by Scott Blackmon, who is currently 2-0 in both singles and doubles and Marko Rajevac, who is 2-0 at No. 1 singles and who posted a come-from-behind win at over No. 97 Marco Born in Tech’s victory over Middle Tennessee State.