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Tyler, Rath, and De Paolo Lead Tech Tennis on Day One of Georgia Tech Invitational

Oct. 10, 2003

ATLANTA – Freshmen Noah Tyler, Zachary Rath, and Jack De Paolo advanced to the quarterfinal round in singles play to lead Georgia Tech on day one of the Georgia Tech Invitational on Friday. The tournament is being held at the Bill Moore Tennis Center on the Georgia Tech campus.

Tyler began the day against Belmont’s Moretti, winning by a 6-1, 6-1 count before defeating UNC Greensboro’s Steinhorn in the second round by a 6-2, 6-2 margin. Rath faced Greensboro’s Conehar in the first round and won easily, 6-1, 6-1. He went three sets against UNC Charlotte’s Santoso in the second round of the day, winning the first set 6-2 before dropping the second by a 6-4 margin. He came back to win in the third, however, by a 6-2 mark. De Paolo earned a bye in the first round after his opponent was a no-show, and won his second round match by a score of 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

In other singles action, West Nott began the day with an easy 6-1, 6-0 mark against Georgia State’s Franco before dropping his second round match to fifth-seeded Jacobs from South Alabama, 6-7(11), 6-3. Marko Rajevac also won his first round match, defeating Belmont’s Lima by a 7-5, 6-4 margin but then dropped his second-round match to fifth-seeded Melero from Georgia Perimeter College.

Joao Menano, Trevor McLeod, and Jason Pieters were all defeated in their first round matches but will advance to the consolation draw to begin on Saturday morning.

In doubles action, Menano and McLeod shocked the top seed Babej and Jacobs from South Alabama by an 8-6 mark. They will continue play on Saturday afternoon.

The tournament will continue tomorrow morning, with singles action beginning at 8 a.m. Results will be updated in the early afternoon and at the conclusion of the day’s play. All results can be found at www.ramblinwreck.com.

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