May 2, 2007
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech junior David North earned an at-large singles bid for the 2007 NCAA Men’s Tennis Individual Championships, announced by the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Subcommittee on Wednesday afternoon.
North, who hails from Durban, South Africa, is ranked 42nd in the latest ITA men’s tennis national poll. He enters the championship with a 19-9 overall singles record for the season but missed 15 of the Jackets 22 dual matches with an injury.
The last Tech men’s tennis athlete to play in the singles portion of the NCAA tournament was Jose Muguruza, who reached the second round of the 2005 NCAA Championships.
The NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships will follow the NCAA Team Championships, and are slated to run through May 28. All NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship matches will be played at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens.
Georgia Tech will return to the courts next week when it plays Florida in the first round of the NCAA Team Championships Friday, May 11 at 1 p.m. in Tallahassee, Fla.