Oct. 12, 2002
ATLANTA — The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team got singles wins from junior Scott Schnugg and freshman Marko Rajevac, along with a pair of doubles victories from the team of Schnugg and rookie Trevor McLeod on the second day of competition at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational. The event is being held at the Bill Moore Tennis Center in Atlanta, Ga.
Schnugg got the Yellow Jackets off to a strong start, picking up a victory in the quarterfinals of the “A” singles draw over second-seeded Clayton Almeida of Winthrop. The eighth-seeded Schnugg rolled to a 6-0 win in the first set, before hanging on for a 7-5 victory in the second. He will now face third-seeded Clinton Jacobs of South Alabama in the semifinals on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.
Rajevac stayed alive in the “B” singles main draw with his hard-fought victory over Tennessee’s Raul Martin. Rajevac won the first set in dramatic fashion, rallying in a tiebreaker to win 7-6 (7). Martin then captured the second set by a 6-4 count, before Rajevac came back in the third for a 6-4 victory. He will now face Clemson’s Ash Misquith in the semis on Sunday.
In doubles action the Jackets’ tandem of Schnuug and McLeod were dominant in the “B” doubles draw, dropping only two games en route to a pair of victories and a berth in the finals. The duo opened the afternoon with an impressive 8-0 victory over Georgia’s team of Jason Varela and Trevor Wilson. Schnugg and McLeod followed that with another strong win over Tennessee’s team of Vincent Perna and Raul Martin by an 8-2 count. They will face South Alabama’s David Nylen and Jorgen Vestli in the finals on Sunday.
The Georgia Tech Fall Invitational will conclude on Sunday with the semifinals and finals of singles play and the finals of doubles competition. Full tournament draws and results are available at www.ramblinwreck.com.