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All Four Jackets Win Thursday at ITA Regional Championships

Oct. 19, 2006

Chapel Hill, N.C. – All four members of the Georgia Tech men’s tennis team competing at the Wilson/ITA Mideast Men’s Regional Championships were victorious Thursday. The four-day tournament kicked off Thursday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina.

Junior Scott Blackmon defeated North Carolina’s Tristan Heinrich, 7-5, 7-6(4) in his first round match. Blackmon will face No. 2 seed Harel Srugo of Old Dominion in Friday’s second round. George Gvelesiani defeated Morgan State’s Joaquin Turley, 6-2, 6-1 and will face No. 17 seed Jean-Yves Aubone of Florida State Friday.

Though Jordan DeLass and David North earned first-round byes in singles, both competed in doubles play Thursday. North and Gvelesiani, a 12 seed, defeated James Madison’s Mike Smith and Jesse Tarr, 8-3 in the first round, then defeated Kavi Sud and Keziel Juneau, 8-6. The pair will face Sergi Arumi and Arnaud Loclerec of Virgina Commonwealth Friday in the third round. DeLass and Blackmon lost to Clemson’s Jermaine Jenkins and Paul Keonke, 8-3 in the second round after advancing via an injury withdraw.

DeLass, a 13 seed, will face East Tennessee State’s Enrique Olivares Friday at 11:30 a.m. while teammate, No. 17 seed North will face Andrew Stubbs of Wofford at 10:00 a.m. Friday. The 2006 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships is the second of three national championship events for college tennis this season. The ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships feature a 32-player singles field and 16-team doubles field for men and women, including: qualifiers from these Wilson/ITA Regional Championships held across the country, the ITA National Small College champions, top performers from the ITA All-American Championships and at-large card selections made by the ITA National Tournament Committee.

For updated tournament draws and results, please visit www.tarheelblue.com.

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