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Tech Tennis to Host Georgia State and Furman

Feb. 17, 2005

Atlanta – No. 47 Georgia Tech men’s tennis looks to rebound this week against Georgia State and Furman. The Yellow Jackets will host Georgia State at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18, and Furman on Saturday, February 19 in a match set for 1:00 p.m. Both matches will be at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

Georgia Tech’s men’s tennis fell to No. 47 in the rankings after dropping a match to Middle Tennessee State, 6-1. Before the match against MTSU, the Jackets were 3-0 on the season defeating Princeton, Wofford and Georgia Southern, all by a score of 7-0.

Jordan Delass was the only victory for Tech against the Blue Raiders. Delass remained perfect on the year defeating MTSU’s Greg Pollack, 6-2, 7-6 (4). The freshman from Marietta, Ga. improved to 4-0 in dual matches on the year, and 7-0 overall.

“We are really excited about playing Georgia State and Furman this weekend,” head coach Kenny Thorne stated. “We had a little bit of a set back against Middle Tennessee. They are an exceptional team and we saw some areas that we need to improve on if we are to be successful.

“Both Georgia State on Friday and Furman on Saturday will be good challenges for us. They are both solid teams and have had very solid teams in the past,” Thorne added. “We need to try to come out onto the court with a lot of intensity. I think I will learn something about whether or not our guys learned anything from the last match within the first couple of sets.”

-GT-

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