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Men's Tennis Hosts Miami in Final Home Match of Season

April 10, 2004

After posting a come from behind Thursday against South Carolilna, the Georgia Tech (14-6) men’s tennis teams host the University of Miami (11-5) Sunday at 12 p.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. The match is the final home contest of the regular season and marks the last home match for seniors Joao Menano, West Nott, Jason Pieters and Scott Schnugg.

The Hurricanes lead in the series between the two schools, 25-3, but in their last meeting in 2003, the Jackets posted a 5-2 win.

“We had a great win earlier this week and showed a lot of character fighting back like we did against South Carolina,” said head coach Kenny Thorne. “But, it’s important that we put that match behind us and turn our attention to Miami. They are a very good team and should give our team a chance to continue to build momentum for our team as we head into the ACC Tournament next weekend.”

To date, the Jackets have been led by Scott Schnugg and West Nott, who have a team-best 14 wins on the season in dual match play. Schnugg, who upset North Carolina’s Nicholas Monroe recently, moved up in the latest ITA singles rankings to No. 46 while freshman Jose Luis Muguruza is now ranked No. 68. On the doubles side, the tandem of Schnugg and Marko Rajevac own a 11-7 record at No. 1 doubles and are currently ranked No. 15 in the ITA rankings.

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