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No. 35 Georgia Tech Men's Tennis Fights Back to Defeat No. 45 North Carolina, 4-3

April 17, 2005

Jose Muguruza held on to defeat Brad Pomeroy at No. 1 singles in three sets, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3 to lead the Georgia Tech men’s tennis team to a dramatic 4-3 win over No. 45 North Carolina Tar Heels. With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 13-8, 5-5 Atlantic Coast Conference while the Tar Heels fall to 14-9, 4-6 ACC.

The Jackets took the early lead 1-0 taking the doubles point by winning at No. 3 and No. 1 doubles. North Carolina jumped in front as the team of Jonathan Janda and Raian Luchici won 8-3 over the team of Muguruza and Sukhwa Young at the No. 2 doubles position. Tech fought back from the No. 3 position as Zachary Rath and Scott Blackmon beat Seabastian Guejman and Derek Porter 8-2. The concluding match pitted two ranked doubles teams, with Tech’s No. 52 team of Marko Rajevac and David North defeating the No. 41 team of Geoff Boyd and Pomeroy 9-8 (2) in a tie-break after the Jacket duo had trailed 7-6 in the match.

Tech then took a 2-0 lead as Marko Rajevac won at No. 3 singles over Geoff Boyd in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (6). The Tar Heels then built a 3-2 lead as Derek Porter defeated Jordan Delass at No. 5, 6-1, 7-6 (5), Jonathan Luchici won at No. 2 over David North, 6-2, 6-4 and Sebastian Guejman held on to defeat George Gvelesiani in three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. The Jackets then tied the match at 3-3 as Zachary Rath came back to defeat Johnathan Janda, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The Yellow Jackets will return to action Thursday at 3 p.m. when they face Maryland in the quarterfinals as the No. 6 seed in the ACC Tournament, held in Cary, NC.

#35 Georgia Tech 4, #45 North Carolina 3Singles competition:1. #24 Jose Luis Muguruza (GT) def. Brad Pomeroy (UNC) 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-32. #72 Jonathan Luchici (UNC) def. David North (GT) 6-2, 6-43. Marko Rajevac (GT) def. Geoff Boyd (UNC) 6-3, 7-64. Zachary Rath (GT) def. Johnathan Janda (UNC) 4-6, 6-3, 6-45. Derek Porter (UNC) def. Jordan Delass (GT) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)6. Sebastian Guejman (UNC) def. George Gvelesiani (GT) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

Doubles competition: 1. #52 Marko Rajevac/David North (GT) def. #41 Geoff Boyd/Brad Pomeroy (UNC) 9-8 (7-2) 2. Johnathan Janda/Jonathan Luchici (UNC) def. Jose Luis Muguruza/Sukhwa Young (GT) 8-3 3. Scott Blackmon/Zachary Rath (GT) def. Derek Porter/Sebastian Guejman (UNC) 8-2

Match Notes: North Carolina 14-9, 4-6 ACC; National ranking #45 Georgia Tech 13-8, 5-5 ACC; National ranking #35 Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,5,2,6,4,1)

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