Feb. 28, 2005
After dropping a close 4-3 decision on the road last weekend against No. 19 Auburn, the No. 47 Georgia Tech (5-2) men’s tennis team looks to get back on a winning note, hosting No. 43 South Carolina (9-2) Tuesday at 2 p.m.
“South Carolina is a team that is always very strong from top to bottom,” said head coach Kenny Thorne. “Last year we had to fight hard to come back and win and I suspect that this year they will be extra motivated to play well. Even though we lost a close match last week against Auburn, I was pleased with what I saw and hopefully we can carry some of that momentum into the match Tuesday.”
This marks the 31st time the two teams have met with South Carolina leading the all-time series, 25-5. Tech’s last win came during the 2004 season when Zachary Rath posted a come-from-behind win to secure the 4-3 win for the Yellow Jackets.
To date, the Jackets have been led by Jose Luis Muguruza, who has five dual match wins this year and is currently ranked No. 18 in the latest ITA singles rankings. In addition Jordan Delass and David North also have five singles wins in dual match play and they are followed closely by Marko Rajevac and Zachary Rath who each have four. On the doubles side, the tandem of North and Rajevac own a 6-1 record at No. 1 doubles.