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Second-Straight Ranked Foe Awaits Men's Tennis Team

ATLANTA (Jan. 31) — Georgia Tech’s 64th-ranked men’s tennis team faces its second straight ranked opponent when the Yellow Jackets host 68th-ranked Middle Tennessee at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

“Middle Tennessee is a tough team,” said Tech head coach Kenny Thorne. “We barely got by them last year, and I believe they have an even stronger team this year. This will be another good test for us this early in the season.”

While the singles portion of his lineup remains unsettled, Thorne has been encouraged by his team’s doubles play. In the Yellow Jackets 4-3 loss to 50th-ranked William & Mary Sunday, Tech swept all three doubles matches, highlighted by a win over the nation’s 30th ranked doubles team. Tech freshman Roger Anderson (Pietermitzburg, South Africa) and senior Tim Bibby (Herefordshire, England) defeated the Tribe’s Brian Lubin and Jody Strik, 8-6, at the No. 1 position.

“We played some of the best doubles that we have played all season,” Thorne said. “That is an area we have worked on, so we expect to do well.”

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