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Georgia Tech Pillages Blue Raiders, 4-2

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Georgia Tech men’s tennis started ITA Kickoff Weekend with a win against Middle Tennessee State, 4-2.

The match started with doubles action. The No. 3 doubles pairing in the nation of Marcus McDaniel and Andres Martin made quick work of No. 44 Motl/Slump winning their doubles match 6-1. The Yellow Jackets would ultimately drop No. 3 doubles 6-3 and then No. 2 doubles 7-5 leading to Middle Tennessee State taking the doubles point.

Heading into singles action down a point, Pablo Schelcher took the momentum back, dominating his match 6-1, 6-1.

Facing a ranked opponent, Chen Dong took down No. 106 Stepan Hollis 6-4, 6-1 to give Tech a 2-1 lead. Marcus McDaniel took his match 7-5, 6-3 before Brandon McKinney dropped his match 6-3, 6-2.

All eyes turned to court one where No. 9 Martin was facing No. 30 Stijn Slump. This match was tight throughout but Martin proved victorious on the day 7-5, 7-5, clinching the 4-2 victory for Tech.

The White and Gold return to action on Sunday for the Championship match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend against No. 6 Virginia.

Full Results

Singles competition

  1. #9 Andres Martin (GT) def. #30 SLUMP, Stijn (MTSU) 7-5, 7-5
  2. Keshav Chopra (GT) vs. #82 ROCHA, Francisco (MTSU) 3-6, 5-4, unfinished
  3. Marcus McDaniel (GT) def. EDGE, Chris (MTSU) 7-5, 6-3
  4. Chen Dong (GT) def. #106 HOLIS, Stepan (MTSU) 6-4, 6-1
  5. Pablo Schlecher (GT) def. MOTL, Pavel (MTSU) 6-1, 6-1
  6. POULSEN, Oskar (MTSU) def. Brandon McKinney (GT) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition

  1. #3 Andres Martin/Marcus McDaniel (GT) def. #44 MOTL, Pavel/SLUMP, Stijn (MTSU) 6-1
  2. ROCHA, Francisco/POULSEN, Oskar (MTSU) def. Keshav Chopra/Pablo Schlecher (GT) 7-5
  3. EDGE, Chris/HOLIS, Stepan (MTSU) def. Chen Dong/Brandon McKinney (GT) 6-3

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