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Men's Tennis Knocks Off No. 20 Miami

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The 54th-ranked Georgia Tech men’s tennis team edged 20th-ranked Miami, 4-3, Wednesday night at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

Georgia Tech won the first point of the match with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Sophomores Roger Anderson and David Wright defeated MiamiÆs Peter Hoffman and Tomas Smid, 8-3, at No. 1 doubles. At No. 3, seniors Sergio Aguirre and Jason Jeong upended Andrew Golub and Johan Lindqvist, 8-2.

In singles play, the Yellow Jackets and Hurricanes battled to the final match. Tech won at No. 3 (Wright defeated Linqvistand 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5)) and No. 4 (freshman Stephen Moros defeated Hoffman, 6-4, 6-4) while Miami claimed victories at No. 1, No. 5 and No. 6. With the match tied at three, Anderson outlasted Smid, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 on court No. 2 to seal the upset.

Georgia Tech improved to 6-3 with the win and plays at Florida Atlantic on Thursday. Miami fell to 9-2.

Singles
1. Michael Lang (UM) d. Romain Coirault (GT) 6-2, 7-6
2. Roger Anderson (GT) d. Tomas Smid (UM) 7-6, 4-6, 3-6
3. David Wright (GT) d. Johan Lindqvist (UM) 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5)
4. Stephen Moros (GT) d. Peter Hoffman (UM) 6-4, 6-4
5. Jose Lieberman (UM) d. Sergio Aguirre (GT) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
6. Andrew Golub (UM) d. Joao Menano (GT) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Doubles
1. Anderson/Wright (GT) d. Hoffman/Smid (UM) 8-3
2. Lang/Lieberman (UM) d. Coirault/Menano (GT) 8-6
3. Aguirre/Jeong (GT) d. Golub/Lindqvist (UM) 8-2

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