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Tech to Battle Cross-town Rival Georgia State Tuesday

Feb. 25, 2008

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team (7-1) will close out its nine match season-opening homestand against cross-town rival Georgia State (1-6) Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

“I like that we are playing this match with only a day of rest because we need to get back on the court,” head coach Kenny Thorne said. “I am looking forward to the guys showing that they are ready to play hard every match. We must play like we have something to prove every time we step on the court and tomorrow is another of the few opportunities that we get to do just that. We respect Georgia State and their athletics program and look forward to the match.”

The Yellow Jackets will meet Georgia State for the 30th time with the Jackets leading the all-time series, 28-1. Last season, Tech defeated a strong Panthers squad, 4-3, at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Tech’s only loss to the Panthers came in 2000, when Georgia State earned a 5-2 victory over the Jackets.

Tech is coming off a 5-2 home win over South Carolina Sunday. Guillermo Gomez and David North picked up wins at the top two positions, respectively, and Eliot Potvin rallied in the third set of his singles match against Johannes Pulsfort at the No. 4 position to clinch the match for the Jackets.

The Jackets will open their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule as they face Florida State Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, Fla.

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