Feb. 18, 2005
Atlanta – Jordan Delass battled back from being down 5-1 in the third set to help Georgia Tech defeat Georgia State 6-1. With the win, the Jackets improved to 4-1 on the season, while the Panthers fall to 4-1. Tech now leads the all-time series with State, 26-1.
Delass remained perfect on the year, 5-0, after a hard fought match with Anze Cevka. The freshman from Marietta, Ga., claimed the first set 6-4 before falling in the second set 4-6. In the final set, Delass found himself down 5-1 and battled his way back to a 7-5 victory.
Jose Luis Muguruza clinched the win for the Jackets in straight sets at the No. 1 position. Zachary Rath also picked up a straight set win in the No. 4 position. Marko Rajevak and David North both earned wins for the Rambling Wreck in three sets. Scott Blackmon was the only Jacket to fall to a Panther foe, losing in straight sets.
Tech started the day off winning the doubles point. North and Rajevak made short work of Georgia State’s No. 1 duo, 8-4. Delass and senior Noah Tyler clinched the doubles point for the Jackets, putting Tech ahead on the day, 1-0. Blackmon and Muguruza faltered at the No. 2 position, 8-3.
Doubles1. North/Rajevak (GT) def. Cevka/Boyd (GSU), 8-42. Stiegwardt/Twarowski (GSU) def. Blackmon/Muguruza (GT), 8-33. Delass/Tyler (GT) def. Sulin/Rodriguez (GSU), 8-6*
Singles1. Jose Luis Muguruza (GT) def. Jaime Rodriguez (GSU), 7-6 (0), 6-12. David North (GT) def. Martin Stiegwardt (GSU), 6-3, 2-6, 7-53. Marko Rajevak (GT) def. Jacek Twarowski (GSU), 6-4, 3-6, 7-54. Zachary Rath (GT) def. Clarence Boyd (GSU), 7-5, 6-25. Jordan Delass (GT) def. Anze Cevka (GSU), 6-4, 4-6, 7-56. Matija Sulin (GSU) def. Scott Blackmon (GT), 6-2, 6-4
* - Clinched the doubles point** - Clinched the match