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No. 46 Tech Men's Tennis Fall 4-1 to Florida in NCAA Opening Round

May 11, 2007

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Scott Blackmon picked up a 6-1, 6-1 singles win over the Gators Billy Mulligan for the No. 46 Georgia Tech men’s tennis team (7-16) but it was not enough as the Jackets fell 4-1 to 19th-ranked Florida in the first round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on Friday.

The Gators (14-7) took an early 1-0 lead over the Jackets after winning the doubles point with victories from first and third positions. Third-ranked Jesse Levine and Greg Ouellette outlasted the tandem of David North and Jose Muguruza for an 8-5 victory at the top spot. Shortly after, the team of Jordan Dolberg and Dan Cash defeated Jordan DeLass and George Gvelesiani 8-3 to seal the point.

Zach Rath and Blackmon held a 6-3 lead in the No. 2 doubles position before their match was called due to the Gators two victories.

In singles play, Florida grabbed a 2-0 advantage when Nestor Briceno defeated DeLass 6-0, 6-2 from the No. 3 position. The Jackets quickly cut the deficit to one as Blackmon garnered his win over Mulligan at the fourth spot in the lineup.

The Gators regained a two point lead on Tech after No. 21 Ouellette took care of Muguruza 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 2 spot. Third-ranked Levine sealed the victory for Florida when he defeated No. 42 North 6-4, 6-2 at the top spot.

Florida will move on to face to Florida State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

Tennis Match ResultsGeorgia Tech vs University of Florida5/11/2007 at Scott Speicher Tennis Center

#19 University of Florida 4, #46 Georgia Tech 1 Singles competition: 1. #3 Jesse Levine (UFL) def. #42 David North (GT) 6-4, 6-2 2. #21 Greg Ouellette (UFL) def. Jose Muguruza (GT) 6-3, 6-4 3. Nestor Briceno (UFL) def. Jordan DeLass (GT) 6-0, 6-2 4. Scott Blackmon (GT) def. Billy Mulligan (UFL) 6-1, 6-1 5. Jordan Dolberg (UFL) vs. Zach Rath (GT) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0, unfinished 6. Daniel Cash (UFL) vs. Austin Roebuck (GT) 6-4, 2-6, 1-2, unfinished

Doubles competition: 1. #3 Jesse Levine/Greg Ouellette (UFL) def. David North/Jose Muguruza (GT) 8-5 2. Nestor Briceno/Geoffrey Barton (UFL) vs. Scott Blackmon/Zach Rath (GT) 3-6, unfinished 3. Jordan Dolberg/Daniel Cash (UFL) def. Jordan DeLass/George Gvelesiani (GT) 8-3

Match Notes: Georgia Tech 7-16; National ranking #46 University of Florida 14-7; National ranking #19 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (3,4,2,1)

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