ATLANTA (Jan. 29) — William & Mary’s Tim Csontos defeated Georgia Tech’s Sergio Aguirre at No. 6 singles to clinch the Tribe’s 4-3 victory over the Yellow Jackets in men’s collegiate tennis action Saturday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
Csontos downed Aguirre, 6-3, 6-2, as William & Mary (3-1) won four of the six singles matches on the day after Tech (1-1) won all three doubles matches to win the doubles point.
“I was pleased with the way we came out,” said Georgia Tech head coach Kenny Thorne. “We came out and played some of the best doubles we’ve played this year. William & Mary played well after the doubles and jumped on us pretty quick in singles. They took it to us in singles and changed the momentum of the match.”
Tech’s three wins in doubles was highlighted by Roger Anderson and Tim Bibby’s win against Brian Lubin and Jody Strick, who are ranked 30th nationally in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. Anderson and Bibby won 8-6 at the No. 1 doubles slot.
After winning the three doubles matches to go up 1-0 in the team score, the Jackets fell dropped first sets in two of the first three singles matches as the Tribe posted victories at the No. 1 and 3 postitions to go up 2-1 in the match. Tech evened the match score at 2-2 when Robert Wright defeated Alexander Soeters, 7-6 (1), 6-4, at No. 2.
William & Mary retook the lead by winning at No. 4 when Mehdy Karbid topped David Wright, 7-6 (6), 6-4, before Anderson pulled the Jackets to 3-3 in the match by defeating Lubin, 6-4, 6-3 at the No. 5 position.
Csontos then won the match for the Tribe with his straight set victory over Aguirre.
The Yellow Jackets return to action at 2 p.m. Thursday, hosting Middle Tennessee at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
Match Results#50 William & Mary 4, #64 Georgia Tech 3DoublesNo. 1. Roger Anderson/Tim Bibby (GT) d. #T30 Brian Lubin/Jody Strick (W&M) 8-6No. 2. Sergio Aguirre/Jason Jeong (GT) d. Patrick Brown/Chris Erikson (W&M) 8-4No. 3. David Wright/Robert Wright (GT) d. Tim Csontos/Alexander Soeters (W&M) 8-5(Georgia Tech win the doubles point)SinglesNo. 1. Patrick Brown (W&M) d. Romain Coirault (GT) 6-0, 5-7, 6-2No. 2. Robert Wright (GT) d. Alexander Soeters (W&M) 7-6 (1), 6-4No. 3. Jody Strick (W&M) d. Jason Jeong (GT) 6-2., 6-4No. 4. Mehdy Karbid (W&M) d. David Wright (GT) 7-6 (6), 6-4No. 5. Roger Anderson (GT) d. Brian Lubin (W&M) 6-4, 6-3No. 6. Tim Csontos (W&M) d. Sergio Aguirre (GT) 6-3, 6-2