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No. 32 Georgia Tech Men's Tennis Upended by No. 11 Virginia

March 31, 2006

The No. 32 Georgia Tech men’s tennis team fell by a 5-2 score to No. 11 Virginia Friday afternoon. With the loss, the Yellow Jackets fall to 6-8, 0-6 Atlantic Coast Conference while the Cavaliers improve to 15-5, 5-0 ACC.

The match began with the Cavaliers claiming the doubles point with wins at the No. 3 and No. 2 positions. The No. 3 team of Nick Meythaler and Stephen Rozak posted an 8-5 win over Jordan Delass and George Gvelesiani. Virginia then captured the point with as the pair of Darrin Cohen and Doug Stewart recorded an 8-6 victory at No. 2 over Tech’s Scott Blackmon and Zachary Rath. The Jackets then posted a win at No. 1 doubles as the team of Marko Rajevac and David North upset No. 18 Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey, 9-8 (5).

Virginia built its lead to 2-0 when Meythaler defeated Blackmon at No. 6 in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. The lead was then 3-0 once Rajevac fell to No. 9 Devvarman at No. 1 singles, 3-6, 6-2, 3-6. Tech made the score 3-1 when Rath came from behind to upset No. 45 Huey, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3. The Jackets then narrowed the gap to 3-2 as North held on to win at No. 4 singles, 7-5, 6-4 over Mikklo. Virginia then clinched the match when Gvelesiani fell at No. 5 singles to Cohen, 3-6, 6-2, 3-6. In the final match of the day, Delass dropped a three-set match at No. 2 singles to No. 77 Stewart, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.

The Yellow Jackets will return to action Sunday when they host No. 49 Virginia Tech at 12 p.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

Tennis Match ResultsVirginia vs Georgia TechMar 31, 2006 at Bill Moore Tennis Center

#11 Virginia 5, #32 Georgia Tech 2 Singles competition 1. #9 Somdev Devvarman (UVA) def. Marko Rajevac (GT) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 2. #77 Doug Stewart (UVA) def. Jordan Delass (GT) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 3. Zachary Rath (GT) def. #45 Treat Huey (UVA) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 4. David North (GT) def. Marko Miklo (UVA) 7-5, 6-4 5. Darrin Cohen (UVA) def. George Gvelesiani (GT) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 6. Nick Meythaler (UVA) def. Scott Blackmon (GT) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition 1. David North/Marko Rajevac (GT) def. #18 Somdev Devvarman/Treat Huey (UVA) 9-8 (7-5) 2. Darrin Cohen/Doug Stewart (UVA) def. Scott Blackmon/Zachary Rath (GT) 8-6 3. Nick Meythaler/Stephen Rozak (UVA) def. Jordan Delass/George Gvelesiani (GT) 8-5

Match Notes: Virginia 15-5, 5-0 ACC; National ranking #11 Georgia Tech 6-8, 0-6 ACC; National ranking #32 Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,1,3,4,5,2)

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