April 12, 2006
On a three match win streak, the No. 27 Georgia Tech men’s tennis team returns home for its final home matches of the 2006 season. The Yellow Jackets (9-8, 3-6 ACC) will begin the week facing Boston College (6-15, 0-9 ACC) Thursday at 2:30 p.m. followed by a match against Maryland (9-9, 1-8 ACC) Friday at 3 p.m.
Georgia Tech and Boston College face each other for the first time in school history Thursday. In their first season in the ACC, the Eagles are searching for their first conference win this year.
On Friday, the Yellow Jackets and Terrapins face each other for the 27th time in school history, with Georgia Tech leading the series between the two schools, 20-6. Tech’s last loss to Maryland was a 5-4 decision during the 1990 season and the Yellow Jackets have not dropped a point to the Terrapins since the 1992 season.
The match against Maryland also marks the final home contest for senior Marko Rajevac.
“These are the last two regular season matches of the year and we definitely want to go into the ACC tournament, which is next week on a winning note,” said head coach Kenny Thorne. “We want to finish our season strong this year and go into the ACC and NCAA tournament mentally ready. Marko will be playing his final home match this Friday so it will be the last time we get to see that huge kick serve in competition on our home courts. He has had to step up in a tough position playing at No. 1 this year, but he has handled it well.”
Both matches are free to the public and will be held at the Bill Moore Tennis Center with livestats available at www.ramblinwreck.com.