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Delass and Rath lead Jackets at Georgia Tech Invitational

Oct. 7, 2005

ATLANTA – The men’s tennis team got off to a great start on Friday during the Georgia Tech Invitational as all four of its singles players won their first round matches. Rain forced the first day of competition to be moved to the indoor courts at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

Fifth-seeded Jordan Delass and seventh-seeded Zachary Rath led the charge for the Jackets, who were one of only three schools to have all their players advance to the second round. Delass defeated Carey Rubin of Kentucky 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (8) while Rath won a 7-6 (2), 6-4 decision against Boria Zarco of Tennessee Tech.

Other Jackets advancing on the day were George Gvelesiani and Scott Blackmon. Gvelesiani defeated sixth-seeded Jakob Klaeson of Mississippi in straight sets 6-2, 6-2, and Blackmon won his match versus Michele Panzeri by a score of 6-4, 6-4. Blackmon will team up with Rath in the doubles competition as the tournament’s top seed.

The singles’ second round will get underway at 8 a.m. on Saturday while the doubles competition will also begin, weather permitting. Results will be updated throughout the day at www.ramblinwreck.com.

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