Oct. 11, 2001
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team opened the first day of the ITA All-American main draw in strong fashion, but was unable to continue the success for the entire day. The nine-day tournament is one of three major championships in collegiate tennis and is being contested at the Lincoln Tennis Center in Stone Mountain, Ga.
Yellow Jacket junior Roger Anderson opened the day for Tech by winning his first-round match of the main draw event. Anderson dropped the opening set of the match to Oklahoma State’s Matt Prentice by a 4-6 score. He then rallied in the next two sets to claim the match by a decisive 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 count. Anderson then faced fourth-seeded Alex Hartman of Mississippi in the second round and was unable to advance. Hartman took a 6-2, 6-1 decision in the match.
Anderson was able to advance and stay alive in doubles competition, as he teamed with fellow junior David Wright to form the seventh-seeded team in the event. The duo downed Phillip Stolt and Brian Wilson of Illinois by an 8-6 margin and will face the team of Tobias Clemens and Lassi Ketola of UCLA in the second round on Saturday.
In other doubles action, Tech’s sophomore tandem of West Nott and Scott Schnugg were unable to continue their run from the pre-qualifying and qualifying rounds and dropped their opening match in the main draw. The duo faced Michael Kogan and Victor Romero of Tulane and dropped an 8-4 decision. Nott and Schnugg will continue play on Saturday in the consolation bracket.
The tournament will continue on Saturday with both singles and doubles action. Full tournament schedules and results are available at www.itatennis.com
Georgia Tech Singles Results
Anderson (GT) d. Prentice (OSU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
(4) Hartman (Miss.) d. Anderson (GT), 6-2, 6-1
Georgia Tech Doubles Results
(7) Anderson/Wright (GT) d. Stolt/Wilson (Illinois), 8-6
Kogan/Romero (Tulane) d. Nott/Schnugg (GT), 8-4