CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – 23rd ranked Georgia Tech earned a key Atlantic Coast Conference road victory on Saturday afternoon, defeating No. 45 Virginia, 5-2, at the Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville, Va.
Tech (13-4, 3-1 ACC) outdueled the Cavaliers (8-4, 2-3 ACC) to earn the doubles point to open the match, as Romain Coirault and Joao Menano defeated Virginia’s Tommy Croker and Michael Duquette, 9-8 at the No. 2 position, and Sergio Aguirre and Stephen Moros downed Brian Hunter and Jonathan Chou, 8-6, at the No. 3 position.
Despite falling at the No. 1 and No. 2 singles positions, the Jackets captured the final four singles matches to earn the victory. At No. 3 singles, David Wright defeated Tommy Croker, 6-2, 6-4. Stephen Moros downed Michael Duquette, 6-4, 6-4, at the No. 4 singles position. Joao Menano and Sergio Aguirre captured the final two points for Tech, defeating Brian Hunter and Jason Romesburg respectively, at the the No. 5 and No. 6 singles positions.
Georgia Tech will return to action on Monday morning in a 9:30 a.m. match against Maryland in College Park, Md.
NO. 23 GEORGIA TECH 5, NO. 45 VIRGINIA 2
1. Vahaly/Montgomery (UVa) def. Anderson/Wright (GT), 8-6
2. Coirault/Menano (GT) def. Croker/Duquette (UVa), 9-8
3. Aguirre/Moros (GT) def. Chou/Hunter (UVa), 8-6
1. Brian Vahaly (UVa) def. Romain Coirault (GT), 6-2, 6-0
2. Huntley Montgomery (UVa) def. Roger Anderson (GT), 6-4, 6-4
3. David Wright (GT) def. Tommy Croker (UVa), 6-2, 6-4
4. Stephen Moros (GT) def. Michael Duquette (UVa), 6-4, 6-4
5. Joao Menano (GT) def. Brian Hunter (UVa), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
6. Sergio Aguirre (GT) def. Jason Romesburg (UVa), 7-5, 6-4