March 24, 2002
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team was unable to build on a win over NC State on Saturday afternoon and dropped a tight 4-3 decision to North Carolina on Sunday afternoon in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Yellow Jackets (9-8, 2-3 ACC) jumped out to a 1-0 lead over the Tar Heels (9-4, 2-0 ACC) by claiming the doubles point in the match with wins at both the No. 1 and 2 spots in the lineup. The team of Roger Anderson and David Wright defeated UNC’s Nicholas Monroe and Geoff Boyd by an 8-5 count at No. 1, while sophomores Scott Schnugg and West Nott defeated the Heels’ team of Archer and Petrone at No. 2 by an 8-4 score.
The singles portion of the match was also tight, with the outcome of the match being decided by the final match of the day. Tech was able to get things knotted at 3-3 with wins at both the No. 4 and 5 positions by Scott Schnugg and Stephen Moros. Schnugg defeated North Carolina’s Nicholas Monroe in straight sets by a score of 7-6, 6-4 at No. 4, while Moros downed Geoff Boyd at No. 5 in straight sets, 7-6, 6-2.
The match at No. 1 between the Jackets’ Roger Anderson and UNC’s Marcio Petrone was the deciding match as the pair split sets and Anderson jumped out to a 3-2 lead in the third set. He was unable to hold on however, as Petrone rallied to claim a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win and capture the match for the Tar Heels.
Georgia Tech will return to action next Saturday, when it hosts ACC foe Virginia in a match that will begin at 1 p.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
NORTH CAROLINA 4, GEORGIA TECH 3DOUBLES1. Anderson/Wright (GT) d. Monroe/Boyd (UNC) 8-52. Nott/Schnugg (GT) d. Archer/Petrone (UNC) 8-43. Meniane/Pinchbeck (UNC) d. Campos/Menano 8-6SINGLES1. Marcio Petrone (UNC) d. Roger Anderson (GT) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4*2. Trystan Meniane (UNC) d. David Wright (GT) 7-6(6), 7-6(10)3. Daniel Pinchbeck (UNC) d. Joao Menano (GT) 6-2, 6-44. Scott Schnugg (GT) d. Nicholas Monroe (UNC) 7-6, 6-45. Stephen Moros (GT) d. Geoff Boyd (UNC) 7-6, 6-26. Andy Metzler (UNC) d. West Nott (GT) 7-6(5), 7-6(7)*clinched match