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No. 22 Georgia Tech Men's Tennis Falls to No. 17 Miami

March 5, 2006

The No. 22 Georgia Tech men’s tennis team suffered its first loss of the 2006 season to the No. 17 Miami Hurricanes by a 7-0 score. With the defeat, the Yellow Jackets fall to 6-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference while Miami improves to 7-2, 2-1 ACC.

The Hurricanes opened the match by claiming the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Miami’s pair of Vivek Subramanian and P.J. Passalacqua started things off with a win over Jordan Delass and George Gvelesiani at No. 3, 8-5. Quickly after, the Hurricanes team of Josh Cohen and Eric Hechtman defeated Scott Blackmon and Zachary Rath, 8-6, to win the point. Georgia Tech’s lone victory in doubles came at No. 1 as the 42nd ranked team of Marko Rajevac and David North defeated Luigi D’Agord and Daniel Vallverdu, 9-7.

Miami increased its lead to 2-0 as No. 8 D’Agord easily defeated Rajevac at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-4. The Hurricanes then extended their lead to 3-0 as after dropping the first set, No. 18 Cohen beat Rath at No. 2, 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-2. Miami then won the deciding point at No. 5 singles as Gvelesiani dropped his first dual match of the season, 6-4, 6-4 to John Hoyes.

In other singles matches on the day, North pushed his match against Vallverdu at No. 3 singles to a third set, before falling in the third by the scores of 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 while Delass dropped a tough three-set match in a tiebreaker to Hechtman at No. 4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9). In the last match on the afternoon, Blackmon fell in a close three set match at No. 6 singles to Submaranian, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (10).

The Yellow Jackets will return to action Wednesday when they take on No. 15 Clemson at 2:30 p.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

Tennis Match ResultsUniversity of Miami vs Georgia TechMar 05, 2006 at Bill Moore Tennis Center (Outdoors)

#17 University of Miami 7, #22 Georgia Tech 0

Singles competition 1. #8 Luigi D’Agord (MIAMI) def. Marko Rajevac (GT) 6-1, 6-4 2. #18 Josh Cohen (MIAMI) def. Zachary Rath (GT) 6-7 (2-7), 6-1, 6-2 3. Daniel Vallverdu (MIAMI) def. David North (GT) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 4. Eric Hechtman (MIAMI) def. Jordan Delass (GT) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (11-9) 5. John Hoyes (MIAMI) def. George Gvelesiani (GT) 6-4, 6-4 6. Vivek Subramanian (MIAMI) def. Scott Blackmon (GT) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (12-10)

Doubles competition 1. #42 Marko Rajevac/David North (GT) def. Luigi D’Agord/Daniel Vallverdu (MIAMI) 9-7 2. Eric Hechtman/Josh Cohen (MIAMI) def. Scott Blackmon/Zachary Rath (GT) 8-6 3. Vivek Subramanian/P.J. Passalacqua (MIAMI) def. Jordan Delass/George Gvelesiani (GT) 8-5

Match Notes: University of Miami 7-2, 2-1 ACC; National ranking #17 Georgia Tech 6-1, 0-1 ACC; National ranking #22 Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,2,5,3,4,6)

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