Sept. 28, 2003
WACO, Texas – Georgia Tech men’s tennis sophomore Marko Rajevac and freshman Zachary Rath stayed alive in the consolation bracket of the Green Singles draw at the Baylor Intercollegiate in Waco, Texas, on Saturday.
Rajevac opened the day by dropping his second-round match in the main draw to Haroud Akhavan of New Mexico in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1, but bounced back in the consolation draw to defeat Wichita State’s Westin Hudnall in a tight, 7-6, 6-4 match. He followed that with another straight-set win over Lamar’s Christian Oliver. Rajevac won the first set 7-5, before cruising to a 6-1 victory in the second. He will now face Texas Tech’s Teddy Diblasi in the semifinals on Sunday.
Rath took a similar route to the semifinals, as he fell in the second round of the main draw to Henry Gers of New Mexico in three sets by a 7-6, 4-6, 3-6 score. He then rebounded with an impressive 6-0, 6-1 victory over Ivan Camillo of Texas A&M, Corpus Christi. Rather then downed Hetori Chavez of Texas-San Antonio in straight sets by matching scores of 6-1, 6-1. He will square off with Petri Van Rensburg of Texas in the semifinals.
The Baylor Intercollegiate will conclude on Sunday with the semifinal and final rounds of both main draw and consolation play. Full tournament results are available at www.tennisinformation.com.