Open mobile menu

No. 29 Georgia Tech Men's Tennis Fights Back to Defeat No. 35 Middle Tennessee State

Feb. 12, 2006

George Gvelesiani won at No.5 singles and at No. 3 doubles to lead the No. 29 Georgia Tech men’s tennis team to a 4-3 win over No. 35 Middle Tennessee State. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 2-0 on the season while the Blue Raiders fall to 3-2.

Georgia Tech trailed 3-2 in the match but received a 7-6 (1), 6-3 win set victories from Scott Blackmon at No. 6 singles to tie the score at 3-3 and soon after Gvelesiani clinched the match for the Yellow Jackets with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Rishan Kuruppu.

The Yellow Jackets captured the doubles point with wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. Georgia Tech opened the match dropping No. 1 doubles as the 22nd ranked team of Marko Rajevac and David North fell to the third-ranked team of Marco Born and Andreas Siljestrom, 8-5. The Jackets then evened the score with a win at No. 3 doubles as Jordan Delass and George Gvelesiani won by an 8-6 decision over Rishan Kuruppu and Greg Pollack. Georgia Tech then claimed the doubles point when Scott Blackmon and Zachary Rath paired together to beat Brandon Allan and Kai Schledorn, 9-8 (5).

Middle Tennesse then got on the board with a straight set victory at No. 3 singles as Schledorn defeated North, 6-4, 6-3. The Jackets built a 2-1 lead as Rajevac upset No. 98 Born, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (6), but soon after the Blue Raiders tied the score at 2-2 as No. 48 Siljestrom defeated Tech’s Rath at No. 2 singles, 7-6 (6), 7-5. Middle Tennessee State then held a 3-2 lead following a win at No. 4 singles as Allan defeated Delass, 6-4, 7-5.

The Yellow Jackets will return to action Wednesday when they take on Georgia State at 3 p.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

Tennis Match Results#35 Middle Tennessee State vs #29 Georgia TechFeb 12, 2006 at Atlanta, Ga.

#29 Georgia Tech 4, #35 Middle Tennessee State 3 Singles competition: 1. Marko Rajevac (GT) def. #97 Marco Born (MTSU) 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6) 2. #48 Andreas Siljestrom (MTSU) def. Zachary Rath (GT) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 3. Kai Schledorn (MTSU) def. David North (GT) 6-4, 6-3 4. Brandon Allan (MTSU) def. Jordan Delass (GT) 6-4, 7-5 5. George Gvelesiani (GT) def. Rishan Kuruppu (MTSU) 7-5, 6-4 6. Scott Blackmon (GT) def. Morgan Richard (MTSU) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3

Doubles competition: 1. #3 Andreas Siljestrom/Marco Born (MTSU) def. #22 Marko Rajevac/David North (GT) 8-5 2. Scott Blackmon/Zachary Rath (GT) def. Brandon Allan/Kai Schledorn (MTSU) 9-8 (7-5) 3. Jordan Delass/George Gvelesiani (GT) def. Rishan Kuruppu/Greg Pollack (MTSU) 8-6

Match Notes: Middle Tennessee State 3-2; National ranking #35 Georgia Tech 2-0; National ranking #29 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,1,2,4,6,5)

RELATED HEADLINES

October 20, 2020 Georgia Tech Mourns Loss of Larry Turville

Tech Hall of Famer and tennis pioneer dies at 71

Georgia Tech Mourns Loss of Larry Turville
October 1, 2020 Men’s Tennis Welcomes Juan Spir to Coaching Staff

Tech alumnus Juan Spir returns to The Flats

Men’s Tennis Welcomes Juan Spir to Coaching Staff
Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets