Oct. 10, 2001
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team found the going difficult on the final day of the qualifying round for the ITA All-American Championships in Stone Mountain, Ga. The Yellow Jackets were able to win only one of their four matches as the doubles team of West Nott and Scott Schnugg advanced to the event’s main draw. The nine-day tournament is one of three majors on the collegiate tennis circuit and is being contested at the Lincoln Tennis Center.
Opening the day in singles play, Tech junior David Wright fell in his bid to reach the main draw as he dropped a straight-set decision to Calle Hansen of Pepperdine by a 6-3, 6-2 score.
Nott and Schnugg provided the Yellow Jackets’ best match of the day, as they continued their undefeated run from the pre-qualifying round into the main draw with an 8-6 win over the seventh-seeded team of Metz and Wurtzman of Ohio State. In other doubles action, Tech’s duo of Joao Menano and Stephen Moros were looking to advance to the main draw via pre-qualifying, but fell to Stolt and Wilson of Illinois by an 8-2 score. The Jackets’ final doubles team in the qualifying round was that of Fabio Campos and Alex Navinkov, who were downed by the second-seeded team of Mayer and Swan of Purdue by an 8-4 count.
The main draw begins tomorrow with doubles and singles competition. Tech junior Roger Anderson will be competing in the singles and doubles draws, as he will team with David Wright in doubles competition. Nott and Schnugg will join that duo in the doubles draw.
Full tournament information along with draws and results are available at www.itatennis.com.