The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team kicked off the 2001 spring season at the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Men’s Tennis Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C., Jan. 19.
Nine individuals competed in the tournament for the Yellow Jackets, who were led by seniors Sergio Aguirre, Gordon Hwang and Romain Coirault. Aguirre defeated Virginia’s Jonathan Chou, 6-4, 6-3, in the first round and advanced to the second round with a 7-5, 6-3, win over Clemson’s Brad Emendarfer. Hwang also won two matches, defeating UVA’s Brian Hunter (3-6, 7-5, 6-2) and North Carolina’s Max Hilkey (6-3, 7-6). Coirault won his first round match, toppling NC State’s Shane Sealy, 6-3, 6-1, before falling to David Bere of Wake Forest, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 5-7. Newcomer Steven Meros also won his first match, defeating Clemson’s Damiisa Robinson, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Other Yellow Jackets competing in the tournament include Joao Menano, Roger Anderson, Alex Navinkov, David Wright and Jason Yeong, who fell in their first matches.
In doubles play, Navinkov and Amit Taggar defeated the Clemson team of Joey Hopke and Kevin Gottfried, 9-7.
Play will continue tomorrow with finals on Monday.