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Jackets Fall to No. 6 Cavaliers, 4-0

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Georgia Tech men’s tennis dropped the championship match of the ITA Kickoff Weekend against the Virginia Cavaliers, 4-0.

Doubles action started with Chen Dong and Ángel Guerrero Melgar jumped out to a 3-1 lead at No. 3 doubles after breaking the second serve of Botzer/Schulenburg. Dong/Guerrero Melgar eventually were about to secure their doubles match when No. 2 doubles went to Virginia, 6-2. Dong/Guerrero Melgar ended up securing their doubles match, 6-2, shortly after to tie the doubles point at 1-1.

All eyes turned to No. 1 doubles which featured Marcus McDaniel and Andres Martin with Virginia up 5-4. The No. 3 ranked doubles pairing in the nation could not take the game and dropped their match, 6-4. UVA took the doubles point.

Down 1-0 heading into singles action, McDaniel came out strong at No. 3 singles taking the first two games. McDaniel would eventually take the first set of his match, 6-3.

Martin would also win the first set of his singles match 6-3 after taking the lead in the middle games. These would be the only singles sets the Jackets would win on the day.

Virginia would take No. 6 singles, 6-2, 6-2, followed by No. 4 singles, 6-4, 6-0, followed by No. 5 singles 6-2, 6-2. This clinched the match for Virginia, 4-0.

The White and Gold return to Ken Byers Tennis Complex for a match against Auburn on Friday, Feb. 4.

Full Results

Singles competition

  1. #13 Chris Rodesch (VA) vs. #9 Andres Martin (GT) 3-6, 6-3, unfinished
  2. #52 Inaki Montes (VA) vs. Keshav Chopra (GT) 6-3, 4-4, unfinished
  3. #71 Bar Botzer (VA) vs. Marcus McDaniel (GT) 3-6, 4-4, unfinished
  4. #66 J vd Schulenburg (VA) def. Chen Dong (GT) 6-4, 6-0
  5. #27 Ryan Goetz (VA) def. Pablo Schlecher (GT) 6-2, 6-2
  6. Gianni Ross (VA) def. Angel Guerrero (GT) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition

  1. Chris Rodesch/William Woodall (VA) def. #3 Andres Martin/Marcus McDaniel (GT) 6-4
  2. Inaki Montes/Ryan Goetz (VA) def. Keshav Chopra/Pablo Schlecher (GT) 6-2
  3. Chen Dong/Angel Guerrero (GT) def. Bar Botzer/J vd Schulenburg (VA) 6-2

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