Sept. 21, 2001
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team opened its 2001-02 season in fine fashion, as the Yellow Jackets won all but three of their nine singles matches on the first day of competition at the Southern Collegiate Championships in Athens, Ga. The four-day event is being played at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia.
After junior David Wright dropped his opening-round match in singles to Catalin Bradu of Central Florida by scores of 2-6, 4-6, the Jackets quickly got things rolling. Fellow junior David Anderson cruised in his opening match against Eugeni Mikheev of Lander, winning in straight sets by the score of 6-3, 6-4. Anderson will face Daniel Klemetz of Memphis on Saturday morning at 10:30, while Wright will play in the consolation bracket against Lee Walker of Memphis at 12:30 p.m.
Joining Anderson with a win in the opening round was sophomore West Nott, who needed three sets to defeat Gustav Bucht of Florida State, 7-6, 6-7, 6-2. Nott, who was playing his first match as a Yellow Jacket, advances to play Wade Orr of Tennessee on Saturday morning. Another member of the sophomore class, Joao Menano was victorious in his first match of the tournament, finding the going easy against Patrick Suhrbier of Lander, winning by scores of 6-2 and 6-4. Menano will face Simon Rea of Tennessee in the second round at 10:30 a.m., tomorrow.
A second player capturing his first victory as a Yellow Jacket was sophomore Scott Schnugg, who defeated Zorich Toltson of Campbell in straight sets, 7-6, 7-6. Schnugg will face Thomas Bross of Stetson at 8:00 a.m., on Saturday. Fellow second-year player Alex Navinkov won his first-round match with Evan Fowler of South Alabama in straight sets by scores of 6-3 and 7-5.
Junior Fabio Campos won his first-round match with Peter Morsley of Armstrong Atlantic with ease, 6-2, 6-2, but fell in the second round to Paul Ramey of Central Florida in three sets, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4. The final Yellow Jacket individual player in the field is freshman Trevor Wilson, who dropped his first-round contest with Michael Maddox of Tennessee (5-7, 0-6), and will face Hugh Clarssen of Troy State in the consolation round at 9:30 a.m.
Tech captured a pair of doubles wins later in the day, as the team of Moros and Schnugg cruised to a win over Figuereido and Roth of Armstrong Atlantic by a score of 8-3, they advance to face Sanabria and Strangberg of Central Florida on Saturday. Also winning on day one was the team of Campos and Menano, who defeated Pacheco and Wermee of South Carolina, 8-5 and will face Brown and Smith of Vanderbilt tomorrow. Tech’s top doubles team of Anderson and Wright dropped their first match to Chamberlain and Schmullain of Memphis by a 7-9 count.
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Georgia Tech’s Day One Results Singles First Round
Bradu Catalin (UCF) d. David Wright (GT), 6-2, 6-4
Roger Anderson (GT) d. Eugeni Mikheev (Lander), 6-3, 6-4
West Nott (GT) d. Gustav Bucht (FSU), 7-6, 6-7, 6-2
Joao Menano (GT) d. Patrick Suhrbier (Lander), 6-2, 6-4
Scott Schnugg (GT) d. Zorich Toltson (Campbell), 7-6, 7-6
Alex Navinkov (GT) d. Evan Fowler (S. Alabama), 6-3, 7-5
Fabio Campos (GT) d. Peter Morsley (Armstrong Atlantic), 6-2, 6-2
Paul Ramey (UCF) d. Fabio Campos (GT), 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4
Champberlain/Schmullain (Memphis) d. Anderson/Wright (GT), 9-7
Moros/Schnugg (GT) d. Figuereido/Roth (Armstrong), 8-3
Campos/Menano (GT) d. Pacheco/Wermee (S. Carolina), 8-5
Goode/Varela (UNCG) d. Nott/Wilson (GT), W/D