March 20, 2006
Sophomore Jordan Delass won at No. 2 singles and at No. 3 doubles in a losing effort as the No. 23 Georgia Tech men’s tennis team fell at No. 19 Texas A&M, 5-2, Monday. With the defeat, the Yellow Jackets fall to 6-5 on the season while the Aggies improve to 8-4.
The Yellow Jackets opened the match dropping the doubles points as the Aggies were victorious at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Tech began doubles winning at No. 3 as Delass and George Gvelesiani won over Marcus Lunt and Conor Pollack by an 8-4 score. The Aggies then tied it at 1-1 with a win at No. 1 as the 21st ranked team of Brett Joelson and Bryan Wooten won over Marko Rajevac and David North, 8-6. A&M then captured the point when Tech’s Scott Blackmon and Zachary Rath fell to Matt Bain and Jerry Makowski, 8-6, at No. 2 doubles.
The Aggies then took a 2-0 lead as Bain defeated Blackmon in straight sets at No. 6 singles, 6-4, 6-2. A&M’s lead was then extended to 3-0 as Mohammed Dahki defeated Gvelesiani at No. 5, 7-5, 6-2. The Aggiies then clinched the match with a win at No. 1 singles as No. 25 Makowski defeated Rajevac, 7-5, 7-6 (5).
In the other matches on the day, Delass held on for a win at No. 2 singles, defeating Wooten, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 1-0 while North fell at No. 3 singles, winning the first set, 6-2, but then dropping the next two, 7-6 (5) and 6-2. In the final match of the evening, Rath posted a come from behind win over Pollock at No. 4, losing the first set 6-1 before coming back to win 6-2, 7-5.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Saturday when they travel to face Duke in Durham at 1 p.m.