March 13, 2005
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech men’s tennis team picked up its first Atlantic Coast Conference win downing Miami, 6-1 Sunday afternoon. Jordan Delass won in three sets to clinch the match for the Yellow Jackets who improved to 7-3 overall (1-1 ACC).
Tech started the day off by dropping the doubles point. Delass and Noah Tyler were the lone winners for the Jackets in doubles action defeating Ryan Waits and P.J. Passalacqua 8-3. For Miami Vivek Subramanian and Tim Krebs won 8-1 over Jose Luis Muguruza and Scott Blackmon while the Hurricane’s 52nd ranked doubles team of Josh Cohen and Eric Hechtman clinched the point with a hard-fought 8-6 win.
The Jackets made up for the singles point with excellent singles play sweeping the Hurricanes for the win. At the No. 6 position George Gvelesiani tied the contest with a quick 6-1, 6-2 victory over Waits and Marko Rajevac put Tech ahead from the No. 3 spot with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Miami’s Hechtman. At the No. 1 position David North overcame Krebs ranked No. 64 nationally, 7-5, 6-2 to put the Jackets on the verge of victory before Delass’ 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win over Subramanian at the No. 5 spot clinched the win for Tech. To finish the match out Muguruza playing at the No. 2 spot won 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) over 87th ranked Cohen while at the No. 4 position Zachary Rath beat Ryan Hoyes 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.
The Jackets will return to action Tuesday March 15, with a big match against rivals Georgia at 3 p.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
ResultsSingles1. David North (GT) def. Tim Krebs (UM) 7-5, 6-22. Jose Luis Muguruza (GT) def. Josh Cohen (UM) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5)3. Marko Rajevac (GT) def. Eric Hechtman (UM) 6-2, 6-24. Zachary Rath (GT) def. Ryan Hoyes (UM) 6-2, 5-7, 6-45. Jordan Delass (GT) def. Vivek Subramanian (UM) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 **6. George Gvelesiani (GT) def. Ryan Waits (UM) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles1. Cohen/Hechtman (UM) def. North/Rajevac (GT), 8-6 *2. Krebs/Subramanian (UM) def. Blackmon/Muguruza (GT), 8-13. Delass/Tyler (GT) def. Passalacqua/Waits (UM), 8-3
* Clinched doubles point** Clinched match point