Oct. 19, 2002
Columbia, S.C. – Georgia Tech senior Roger Anderson, junior Jason Pieters and freshman Marko Rajevac all had perfect days in singles competition for the Yellow Jacket men’s tennis team on the second day of play at the South Carolina Fall Invitational in Columbia, S.C.
In the A-1 Singles Draw, Anderson advanced to the semifinals with a default win over South Carolina Spartanburg’s Lighton Muchinda. In the semis, Anderson downed Virginia’s Doug Stewart in straight sets by scores of 6-1 and 7-6 (3). He will now face Georgia State’s Matias Oruaza in the finals on Sunday.
Rajevac stayed alive in the main draw of B-3 Singles with a pair of wins on Saturday. In the round of 16, the rookie defeated Charleston Southern’s Nathan Forster in straight sets by a 6-1, 6-4 score to reach the quarterfinals. In that round, Rajevac disposed of Georgia Southern’s Vincent Patry by matching 6-3, 6-3 scores. He will face East Tennessee State’s Frederico Ochoa in the semis on Sunday.
Pieters advanced to the finals of the B-1 singles consolation draw with two victories on the second day of play. In the quarterfinals, Pieters defeated Wofford’s Chris Barlow in impressive fashion by a 6-1, 6-0 count, before picking up a 6-0, 6-0 win over Jean Phillipe Cloutier of Coastal Carolina in the semifinals. He will now face South Carolina’s Rob Cassidy in Sunday’s final.
In doubles action, Anderson and Pieters teamed up to reach the finals of the A-1 doubles draw with two wins on Saturday. The first win came by default over NC State’s Davis and Murray, with the second victory being an 8-3 win over Tennessee’s team of Mark Henderson and Wade Orr. The duo will face third-seeded Bolin and Santoso of Charlotte in the finals on Sunday.
The South Carolina Fall Invit., will conclude on Sunday with the final rounds of play in both singles and doubles. Full tournament results are available at www.uscsports.com.