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Jackets Open Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships Saturday

Sept. 27, 2006

ATLANTA – Three members of the Georgia Tech men’s tennis team have been selected to compete in the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships, which begins this weekend with the prequalifying draw and continue through the main draw finals on Oct. 8.

David North, a junior from Durban, South Africa, is scheduled to begin play at 1 p.m. Saturday after earning a bye in the first round as one of the top 16 seeded players in the prequalifying bracket. He will meet the winner of the Rodrigo Souza (Old Dominion) – Juan Gomez (Northwestern) match, which begins at 8 a.m. the same day in the second round.

North will also team with senior transfer Eric Molnar in doubles play, with the duo beginning competition Oct. 3 in the first round of the qualifying bracket. The 29th-ranked doubles tandem advanced to the finals of their last tournament, the Baylor Invitational, last weekend before falling 8-6 to Wichita State’s Goran Vujaklija and Boris Gubic in the championship.

Molnar, ranked No. 31 in the nation in singles, has earned a bye through the prequalifying and qualifying brackets and will start singles play Oct. 5 in the main draw, as will 93rd-ranked Jordan Delass, who received a bye through the first two tournaments after capturing the 2006 ITA National Summer Championship in August.

To follow North’s progress through the prequalifying bracket, visit The ITA Website. Results for all Georgia Tech competitors will be posted at the conclusion of play each day.

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