Nov. 9, 2008
The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team concluded play at the Bulldog Scramble with four wins on Sunday in Athens, Ga. Junior Austin Roebuck and sophomore Doug Kenny each went a perfect 4-0 in singles play on the weekend.
“All of our players finished their matches very strong today,” head coach Kenny Thorne said. “Everyone fought their tails off and I am very proud of them. We still have some work to do before dual play, but this team is ready to do it and willing to work hard.”
The Yellow Jackets tallied a total of 17 wins in the three-day tournament, brining the fall season’s win total to 56. Roebuck, improving his fall record to 5-3, continued his solid play with an easy 6-1, 6-0 victory over South Carolina’s Joseph Veeder in the morning. Kenny, who moves his singles record to 7-2, cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win over USC’s Joseph Veeder.
Also picking up singles wins on the day were sophomores Miguel Muguruza and Ryan Smith. Muguruza defeated Pedro Campos of South Carolina 6-1, 6-2, while Smith took down Will Beck of Kentucky 6-0, 6-2.
The Yellow Jackets will compete in one more individual event, Jan. 9-11, in Key Biscayne, Fla., before hosting USC-Upstate and Wofford on Jan. 18 for the start of dual-match play.
Singles Cubas (USC) def. King (GT), 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 Vitulli (UGA) def. Potvin (GT), 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 Pulsfort (USC) def. Miljevic (GT), 6-4, 6-0 Roebuck (GT) def. Veeder (USC), 6-1, 6-0 Kenny (GT) def. Sheehan (USC), 6-1, 6-2 Muguruza (GT) def. Campos (USC), 6-1, 6-2 Smith (GT) def. Beck (UK), 6-0, 6-2
Doubles Varela/Vitulli (UGA) def. Potvin/Miljevic (GT), 8-1 Bernstein/Garrapiz (UGA) def. Smith/Muguruza (GT), 8-6 Beck/Bandy (UK) def. King/Roebuck (GT), 8-6