Open mobile menu

Georgia Tech Men's Tennis Wins Season Opener Over Furman

Feb. 8, 2006

Senior Marko Rajevac won at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles as the No. 29 Georgia Tech men’s tennis team began the 2006 season on a winning note, defeating Furman, 7-0. With the win, the Yellow Jackets are 1-0 and improve to 8-1 in season openers under head coacdh Kenny Thorne. The Paladins drop to 1-5.

The Yellow Jackets captured the doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. Georgia Tech opened the match with a win at No. 1 as Rajevac and David North combined to defeat Ben Pauluhn and Greg Maarchalk, 8-2. Soon after, Furman tied the score at 1-1 as Bo Ladyman and Brian Crook teamed to defeat Jordan Delass and George Gvelesiani, 8-2 at No. 2 doubles. The Jackets then claimed the doubles point when Scott Blackmon and Zachary Rath paired together to beat Scott Kahler and Will Kiefer, 8-4.

Georgia Tech then took a 2-0 lead as the Yellow Jackets won at No. 3 singles as North defeated Maarchalk, 6-4, 6-3. Tech then increased its lead to 3-0 as Rajevac came from behind to beat Pauluhn, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. The Yellow Jackets then clinched the match at No. 2 singles as Rath held on to defeat Andy Juc, 7-5, 6-4.

In the other singles matches, Delass won at No. 4 singles to Ladyman, 7-6 (4), 6-0 while Blackmon posted a straight set (6-3, 6-4) win over Daniel Knause and Gvelesiani defeated Crook in three sets, 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (4).

The Yellow Jackets will return to action Sunday when they take on No. 35 Middle Tennessee State (2-1) at 1 p.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

#29 Georgia Tech 7 Furman 0

SINGLES 1. Marko Rajevac (GT) def. Ben Pauluhn (FU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 2. Zachary Rath (GT) def. Andy Juc (FU), 7-5, 6-4 3. David North (GT) def. Greg Maarchalk (FU), 6-4, 6-3 4. Jordan Delass (GT) def. Bo Ladyman (FU), 7-6 (4), 6-0 5. George Gvelesiani (GT) def. Brian Crook (FU) 6. Scott Blackmon (GT) def. Daniel Knause (FU), 6-3, 6-4

DOUBLES 1. #22 Rajevac/North (GT) def. Pauluhn/Maarchalk (FU), 8-2 2. Ladyman/Crook (FU) def. Delass/Gvelesiani (GT), 8-2 3. Blackmon/Rath (GT) def. Kahler/Kiefer (FU), 8-4

RELATED HEADLINES

October 20, 2020 Georgia Tech Mourns Loss of Larry Turville

Tech Hall of Famer and tennis pioneer dies at 71

Georgia Tech Mourns Loss of Larry Turville
October 1, 2020 Men’s Tennis Welcomes Juan Spir to Coaching Staff

Tech alumnus Juan Spir returns to The Flats

Men’s Tennis Welcomes Juan Spir to Coaching Staff
Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets