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Yellow Jackets Fall to Arizona State, 4-3

Feb. 12, 2007

Tempe, Ariz. – No. 27 Georgia Tech swept the doubles portion of Saturday’s match with Arizona State but got burned in four of six singles matches fall to the Sun Devils, 4-3, at Whiteman Tennis Center on the campus of Arizona State University.

David North and Jose Muguruza teamed to defeat Wes Miller and Matt Brooklyn, 9-7 while Eric Molnar and Luke Rassow-Kantor downed Juan Carlos Rebaza and Nick Hegarty, 8-4, in the two spot. Jordan DeLass and George Gvelsiani defeated Murilo Souza and T.J. Bellama 8-3.

North, currently ranked No. 36 in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association was one of only two Jackets to earn a singles victory Saturday when he defeated Rebazza, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Scott Blackmon, playing in the No. 6 spot, also earned a win for the Jackets with is 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 defeat of Souza.

Muguruza fell to Brooklyn 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(5) while Molnar, ranked No. 100, was defeated by Miller in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. DeLass, in the No. 4 spot, also went down in straight sets to Hegarty, 6-2, 6-4 and ASU’s Bellama defeated Rassow-Kantor, 6-4, 6-4.

With the loss, the Jackets fall to 2-1.

The Jackets return home to host No. 1 Georgia on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. at the Bill Moore Tennis Center on the Georgia Tech campus. The Jackets have not defeated their in-state rivals since 1988 when head coach Kenny Thorne was a member of the Georgia Tech tennis team.

Admission to all Georgia Tech home matches is free.

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