Oct. 11, 2003
ATLANTA – Joao Menano led the Yellow Jackets on the day two of competition in both singles and doubles of the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational as four Tech players advanced to the final day of the tournament. The invitational is being held at the Bill Moore Tennis Center on the Georgia Tech campus.
Menano began the day in the “A” consolation bracket against Tarkowski of Louisiana-Lafayette, winning by a 6-3, 6-4 mark. He then defeated Lisac of Georgia State in the quarterfinal round 6-4, 7-5, to set up a semifinal match against teammate Jason Pieters, which is set to begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Pieters survived a three-set match against Posada of East Tennessee State to advance to the quarterfinals. He dropped the first set by a 6-3 score before winning the next two 6-3, 6-3. Pieters dropped Lima from Belmont by a 6-2, 6-2 mark to advance to the semi’s.
Noah Tyler continued his stellar play in the tournament, winning two matches to set up a 9:30 a.m. match for the championship in the “B” singles bracket. In the first match of the day, he faced Cassidy of South Carolina, winning the first set by a 6-4 score. He was ahead 4-1 in the second set when Cassidy had to withdraw due to injury, which set up a match in the semifinals against teammate Zachary Rath. Tyler won the first set by a 7-5 margin before easily winning the second 6-0 to earn a place in the finals.
Menano and teammate Trevor McLeod remained alive in the “A” doubles bracket by winning their afternoon match against Moran and Magnone of UNC Greensboro by an 8-3 score. They will play a semifinal match Sunday morning against Posada and Salazar of East Tennessee State beginning at 10 a.m.
The tournament will conclude Sunday, with singles action beginning at 8 a.m. All results can be found at www.ramblinwreck.com.