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)