May 26, 2004
Georgia Tech’s Scott Schnugg advanced to the second round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Championships with his victory Wednesday morning at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Schnugg, the nation’s 52nd ranked singles player, recorded a 6-3, 6-4 win over No. 34 Simon Rea of Tennessee in the first round of the singles tournament. Schnugg advances to the Round of 32 where he will Pepperdine’s Pedro Rico, who was a 7-5, 7-6 winner over No. 4 seed Catalin Gard of Ole Miss Thursday afternoon.
“This was a good opening match for me today,” said Schnugg. “It felt really good to get back out on the court and compete again and I feel fortunate to come away with a victory. Now I’ve got a chance to relax and prepare for my match tomorrow, which will be very tough.”
Schnugg now has a 26-10 record on the season, including five wins over ranked opponents this year.