April 16, 2007
BOSTON – Luke Rassow-Kantor won 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 to clinch his second consecutive match to pace No. 52 Georgia Tech (7-14, 4-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 4-3 win over Boston (4-15, 0-11 ACC) Sunday afternoon at the Weymouth Club in Boston, Mass.
The Eagles came out strong during doubles play as the group of Soma Kesthely and Brian Garber knocked off Austin Roebuck and George Gvelesiani 8-4 in the third position. Boston College then took the early 1-0 lead after Alex Rastorgouev and Sam Wagener won 8-5 over Eric Molnar and Rassow-Kantor.
In singles play, the Jackets took three matches in a row from the Eagles beginning with Molnar, who evened the score by beating Wagner 6-2, 6-0 from the No. 2 spot. Zach Rath finished second with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Jason Sechrist at the fourth position. The third win belonged to Roebuck, who defeated Garber 6-4, 6-1 at the six spot.
After a three-set win in the third spot by Thomas Nolan over Scott Blackmon brought the Eagles within one point, Rassow-Kantor was able to hold off Rastorgouev to earn the win for the Jackets.
The Jackets finished the regular season with back-to-back ACC road victories and sit in ninth place in the conference.
The Yellow Jackets will travel to Cary, NC for the ACC Tournament this week. Seeds for the tournament will be announced either late Sunday or early Monday, and the schedule for the entire tournament will be found at www.ramblinwreck.com once that announcement is made.
No. 52 Georgia Tech 4, Boston College 3 SINGLES (2,4,6,3*,5,1)1) Soma Kesthely (BC) def. David North (GT), 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3)2) Eric Molnar (GT) def. Sam Wagner (BC), 6-2, 6-03) Thomas Nolan (BC) def. Scott Blackmon (GT), 6-3, 3-6, 6-44) Zach Rath (GT) def. Jason Sechrist (BC), 6-4, 6-35) Luke Rassow-Kantor (GT) def. Alex Rastorgouev (BC), 7-6, 3-6, 6-36) Austin Roebuck (GT) def. Brian Garber (BC), 6-4, 6-1
DOUBLES (1,3,2) 1) Rastorogouev/Wagner (BC) def. Molnar/Rassow-Kantor (GT), 8-5 2) Rath/Blackmon (GT) def. Nolan/Sechrist (BC), 8-5 3) Kesthely/Garber (BC) def. Roebuck/Gvelesiani, 8-4