Sept. 19, 2003
ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia Tech sophomore men’s tennis player Trevor McLeod recorded a pair of victories to advance to the quarterfinals of the Division II singles draw at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga. The four-day event is being contested at the Dan Magill Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Georgia.
McLeod opened the day with a three-set victory over Mississippi’s David Donaldson. McLeod won the first set by a 6-4 score, before dropping the second set by a 1-6 count. He then rallied in the third to claim the match 6-1. In the round of 16, McLeod had little problem with Mississippi State’s May Fomine, claiming that match in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. He will face Artie Peller of the College of Charleston in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
The Yellow Jackets’ other two singles players in the event were unable to advance on the first day of play, as junior Noah Tyler was defeated by Louisville’s Matt Mayer in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, while rookie Jack DePaulo dropped a straight-set decision to Mark Finnigan by a 6-3, 6-1 score. Both players will continue the tournament in the consolation draw of the Division II singles bracket.
Play in the Southern Intercollegiate Championship will continue on Saturday with both singles and doubles action scheduled. Full tournament results are available at www.georgiadogs.com.