Oct. 25, 2003
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – With the exception of senior Scott Schnugg, who reached the quarterfinals before falling, the remaining Georgia Tech men’s tennis players in the ITA Region II Championship were eliminated without advancing from the event in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Saturday. The tournament is being held at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
Schnugg picked up the lone win of the day for the Yellow Jackets in singles competition when he downed 12th-seeded Marcus Westman of South Carolina in the round of 16 in straight sets. Schnugg won the first set by a 6-2 score and then won a second-set tiebreaker 7-6 (8) to advance. In the quarterfinals, Schnugg fell in straight sets to Winthrop’s Clayton Almeida by tight scores of 6-4, 7-6 (9).
Tech’s other remaining singles player, rookie Jose Luis Muguruza was unable to get past Duke’s Peter Rodrigues in the round of 16, falling in three sets. Muguruza won the first set by a 6-4 score, but then dropped the next two frames to scores of 6-0 and 6-4.
In doubles action, the Jackets’ tandem of Schnugg and sophomore Marko Rajevac were defeated in the semifinals by fourth-seeded Ludovic Walter and Jason Zimmerman of Duke by an 8-4 count.
The ITA Region II Championship wrapped up the fall tournament schedule for Georgia Tech and the Yellow Jackets will not be back in action in until Jan. 16-18, when they travel to Winston-Salem, N.C., for the ACC Indoor Championships.