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No. 23 Georgia Tech Men's Tennis Drops Match to No. 1 Georgia

March 15, 2006

Jordan Delass won at No. 3 singles over Antonio Ruiz, 7-6, 6-2, but the No. 23 Georgia Tech men’s tennis team fell by a 6-1 score to No. 1 Georgia in Athens Wednesday. With the loss, the Yellow Jackets fall to 6-4 while the Bulldogs improve to 15-0 on the season.

The Bulldogs started the match by taking the doubles point, winning at No. 3 and No. 1 doubles. The duo of No. 55 Luis Flores and Matic Omerzel began with a 8-4 win over Tech’s Delass and George Gvelesiani, 8-4 and soon after the No. 7 team of John Isner and Antonio Ruiz defeated David North and Marko Rajevac, 8-5, at No. 1 to take the point. The Jackets were able to win at No. 2 doubles as Scott Blackmon and Zachary Rath upset No. 9 Colin Purcell and Strahinja Bobusic, 8-6.

Georgia then increased its lead to 2-0 when Rajevac had to retire due to injury at No. 1 to No. 1 Isner, trailling 2-3. The Bulldogs took a 3-0 lead as Gvelesiani fell to Purcell at No. 5, 6-2, 6-4. No. 29 Flores clinched the match for Georgia winning 6-4, 6-1 over North at No. 2 singles.

In the final three singles matches on the day, Rath lost at No. 4 singles to No. 49 Omerzel, 6-4, 6-4 while Blackmon dropped a match at No. 6 singles to Ricardo Gonzalez, 6-3, 6-2.

The Yellow Jackets will return to action Monday when they travel to face No. 19 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas at 3 p.m.

#1 Georgia 6  #23 Georgia Tech 1

Doubles Results (Georgia claims the point) No. 1 #7 Isner/Ruiz (UGA) def. North/Rajevac (GT), 8-5 No.2 Blackmon/Rath (GT) def. #9 Bobusic/Purcell (UGA), 8-6 No. 3 #55 Flores/Omerzel (UGA) def. Delass/Gvelesiani (GT), 8-4 Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles Results No. 1 #1 John Isner (UGA) def. Marko Rajevac (GT), 3-2, ret. No. 2 #29 Luis Flores (UGA) def. David North (GT), 6-4, 6-1 No. 3 Jordan Delass (GT) def. Antonio Ruiz (UGA), 7-6, 6-2 No. 4 No. 49 Matic Omerzel (UGA) def. Zachary Rath (GT), 6-4, 6-4 No. 5 Colin Purcell (UGA) def. George Gvelesiani (GT), 6-2, 6-4 No. 6 Ricardo Gonzalez (UGA) def. Scott Blackmon (GT), 6-3, 6-2 Order of finish: (1, 5, 2, 4, 6, 3)

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