April 14, 2006
In the final home match of his career, senior Marko Rajevac won at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles to lead the No. 27 Georgia Tech men’s tennis team to a 6-1 victory over Maryland Friday. With the win, the Yellow Jackets win their fifth straight match and finish the regular season with an 11-8, 5-6 ACC record while the Terrapins drop to 9-10, 1-9 ACC.
The Jackets earned the first point on the afternoon winning all three doubles matches. The team of Jordan Delass and George Gvelesiani won the first match at No. 3 defeating John O’Rourke and Boris Fetbroyt by an 8-2 score. Tech then clinched the point with a win at No. 1 as David North and Rajevac combined to record a win over Scott Fink and Andrew Orban, 8-4. Soon after, Scott Blackmon and Zachary Rath completed the sweep with a win at No. 2 over Nikolai Nielsen and Andreas Vaage-Nilsen, 8-5.
The Terrapins tied the match at 1-1 when leading by a 5-4 score, Fink won by forfeit over Rath, who retired because of an injury, at No. 4 singles. The Jackets regained the lead as Rajevac earned Tech’s second point on the afternoon when he posted a 6-2, 6-3 win over Nielsen at No. 1. The lead was then quickly 3-1 as Delass won at No. 2 with a straight set 6-2, 6-0 victory over Orban. The Jackets then earned the decisive point as North picked up his sixth straight singles win with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Vaage-Nillsen at No. 3.
In the final two matches on the afternoon, Gvelesiani posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over Aaron Carr at No. 6 singles while Blackmon earned a victory at No. 5 singles over O’Rourke with a 6-0, 6-3 decision.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action next week when they travel to Cary, NC, to compete in the ACC Championship April 20-23.
Tennis Match ResultsMaryland vs Georgia TechApr 14, 2006 at Atlanta, GA
#27 Georgia Tech 6, Maryland 1
Singles competition 1. Marko Rajevac (GT) def. #106 Nickolai Nielsen (MD) 6-2, 6-3 2. Jordan Delass (GT) def. Andrew Orban (MD) 6-2, 6-0 3. David North (GT) def. Andreas Vaage-Nilsen (MD) 6-2, 6-1 4. Scott Fink (MD) def. Zachary Rath (GT) 5-4 5. Scott Blackmon (GT) def. John O’Rourke (MD) 6-0, 6-3 6. George Gvelesiani (GT) def. Aaron Carr (MD) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition 1. Marko Rajevac/David North (GT) def. Andrew Orban/Scott Fink (MD) 8-4 2. Scott Blackmon/Zachary Rath (GT) def. Nickolai Nielsen/Andreas Vaage-Nilsen (MD) 8-5 3. Jordan Delass/George Gvelesiani (GT) def. John O’Rourke/Boris Fetbroyt (MD) 8-2
Match Notes: Maryland 9-10, 1-9 ACC Georgia Tech 11-8, 5-6 ACC; National ranking #27 Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,1,2,3,6,5)