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Yellow Jackets Fall to No. 40 Auburn, 6-1

Feb. 17, 2007

Auburn, Ala. – The Yellow Jackets, ranked No. 37 nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), suffered their third straight loss Saturday when the fell to the No. 40 Auburn Tigers, 6-1, in Auburn, Ala.

Georgia Tech (2-3) took a doubles victory when George Gvelesiani and David North teamed to defeat Terence Nugent and Alex Schweizer 8-6, but Auburn (5-0) came away with the doubles point earning the other two victories. Lukas Marsoun and Robbert Lathouwers defeated Eric Molnar and Luke Rassow-Kantor 9-7 while Alexey Tsyrenov and Milan Krnjetin took down Zach Rath and Scott Blackmon, 8-4.

Jose Muguruza, playing in the No. 3 singles spot, was the only Jacket to come away with a singles win Saturday, defeating Krnjetin 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. North, who is Tech’s highest-ranked singles player at No. 36 and playing in the No. 1 spot, quickly won his first set, 6-0, but dropped the last two 6-4, 6-0 to fall to Schweizer.

Eric Molnar, in the No. 2 singles spot, was downed by Lathouwers, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2). Jordan DeLass fell to Marsoun, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 while Rath was defeated by Tsyrenov, 4-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-2. Rassow-Kantor, playing in the No. 6 spot, fell to Pawel Dilaj in straight sets.

With the loss, the Jackets all-time series record with the Tigers is 25-12.

The Jackets return to action Wednesday Feb. 21 at 2:30 p.m. to face nearby Georgia State in the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Admission to all Georgia Tech home tennis matches is free.

Live stats for the match between the Yellow Jackets and the Panthers are available on line at Georgia Tech’s athletic website, www.ramblinwreck.com.

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