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Men's Tennis Defeats Miami, 5-2

April 11, 2004

Seniors West Nott, Joao Menano and Scott Schnugg each posted singles victories in their final home match of their careers as the No. 34 Georgia Tech men’s tennis team defeated #40 Miami, 5-2. With the win the Yellow Jackets improve to 15-6 on the year while the Hurricanes fall to 11-7.

The Yellow Jackets opened the match winning the doubles point as Jose Luis Muguruza and Jason Pieters defeated P.J. Passalacqua and John Hoyes II, 8-5 at No. 2, and West Nott and Joao Menano paired to beat Jeremiah Fuller and Josh Cohen, 8-6 at No. 3 doubles. At No. 1 doubles, the tandem of Eric Hechtman and Colin Purrell upset No. 15 Marko Rajevac and Schnugg, 8-6.

In singles play, Nott held on to beat Hoyes at the No. 4 position, 6-1, 7-6 (0), No. 46 Schnugg clinched the match with a 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 win over Cohen at No. 1 singles and Menano defeated Fuller, 7-5, 6-3 at No. 5 singles. Tech received its fifth point by default at No. 6 singles. The Hurricanes earned their points with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 singles as Purrell upset No. 68 Muguruza, 6-2, 7-5 and #119 Hechtman defeated Pieters, 6-2, 6-4.

The Yellow Jackets will return to action Friday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament held in Raleigh, NC. Tournament pairings will be announced Monday afternoon.

DoublesNo. 1 Hechtman/Purrell (UM) def. #15 Scott Schnugg/Marko Rajevac  (GT) 8-6No. 2  Jose Muguruza/Jason Pieters  (UM)  def.  Passalacqua/Hoyes II  (GT)    8-5No. 3  Joao Menano/West Nott   (GT) def. Fuller/Cohen    (UM)        8-6

Singles No. 1 #46 Scott Schnugg (GT) def. Josh Cohen (UM), 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 No. 2 Colin Purrell (UM) def. #68 Jose Luis Muguruza (GT), 6-2, 7-5 No. 3 #119 Eric Hechtman (UM) def. Jason Pieters (GT), 6-2, 6-4 No. 4 West Nott (GT) def. John Hoyes II (UM), 6-1, 7-6 (0) No. 5 Joao Menano (GT) def. Jeremiah Fuller (UM), 7-5, 6-3 No. 6 Zachary Rath (GT) vs. P.J. Passalacqua (UM), GT wins the point, match not played

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