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David North Advances to Round of 16 at Wilson/ITA Regional Friday

Oct. 20, 2006

Chapel Hill, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s David North, a No. 17 seed, advanced to the fourth round of 16 players at the Wilson/ITA Men’s Mideast Indoor Regional Championships Friday, at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina.

After earning a first-round bye, North defeated Wofford’s Andrew Stubbs, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 early Friday. North then downed his next opponent, Eidy Igarashi of Old Dominion, 6-2, 6-4. North, a Durbin, South Africa native, will face No. 6 seed Treat Huey of Virginia Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

North, paired with teammate George Gvelesiani, was also victorious in doubles defeating Sergi Arumi and Arnaud Lecloerec of Virginia Commonwealth 8-3. The No. 12 seed duo will face Wake Forest’s Corey Parr and Charles Sartor Saturday at 3:30 in the quarterfinals.

Georgia Tech’s Scott Blackmon was defeated Friday by Old Dominion’s Harel Srugo, 6-4, 6-1. Fellow Jacket George Gvelesiani also went down, losing to Florida State’s Jean-Yves Aubone 6-2, 6-1, while Tech’s Jordan Delass was defeated by Enrique Olivares of East Tennessee State, 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-3.

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 the University of North Carolina’s athletic website at www.tarheelblue.com.

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