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Auburn Edges Tech, 4-3

Feb. 26, 2005

ATLANTA–Auburn’s Gabor Zoltan Pelva defeated Jose Luis Muguruza in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, in the deciding match at No. 1 singles to give the 19th-ranked Tigers a 4-3 victory over the Georgia Tech men’s tennis team Saturday at Auburn.

Tech, ranked 47th, fell to 5-2, while Auburn ran its record to 8-0 on the season.

The Jackets jumped to a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point, and then teams battled to a 3-3 tie in singles, setting up the deciding match at No. 1 singles, where Pelva earned the three-set victory over Muguruza, ranked 18th in the nation.

Tech also got singles victories from David North at the No. 3 flight and George Gvelesani at No. 6, both in straight sets.

In doubles, the Jackets used victories from North and Rajevac at No. 1 and Muguruza and Scott Blackmon at No. 2 doubles to claim the point.

#19 AUBURN 4, #47 TECH 3Singles:1.* Gabor Zoltan Pelva (A) d. Jose Luis Muguruza (GT), 6-3, 4-6, 6-42. Alex Schweizer (A) d. Marko Rajevac (GT), 6-2, 7-63. David North (GT) d. Nick Lane (A), 6-3, 6-14. Roberth Lathouwers (A) d. Zachary Rath (GT), 6-2, 7-55. Brett Hunter (A) d. Jordan Delass (GT), 6-1, 1-6, 6-46. George Gvelesani (GT) d. Bernardo Bachino (A), 6-2, 6-4* Clinching matchOrder of Finish: 4, 2, 6, 3, 5, 1

Doubles: 1. David North/Marko Rajevac (GT) d. Tom George/Alex Schweizer (A), 8-6 2. Scott Blackmon/Jose Luis Muguruza (GT) d. Nick Lane/Robert Lathouwers (A), 8-5 3. Brett Hunter/Gabor Zoltan Pelva (A) d. Jordan DeLass/Noah Tyler (GT), 8-6 Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

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