No. 36 Auburn Loses Close Match to No. 28 Georgia Tech

Feb. 26, 2006

Final Stats

Atlanta, Ga. - The No. 36 Auburn Tigers lost another close match 4-3, Sunday to No. 28 Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

The Tigers fought hard in doubles, but were unable to come through with a win, and lost their first doubles point of the season. However, AU came away with three singles victories. No. 83 Robbert Lathouwers remains undefeated in singles with a win over Zachery Rath 2-6, 6-2, 6-0.

Milan Krnjetin came back from his first set and defeated David North 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, in the three spot. Also winning at singles for the Tigers was sophomore Pawel Dilaj, who defeated Jordan Delass 7-6, (7-2), 6-4.

The Tigers return to action at the Luther Young Tennis Complex Friday, March 3, to open Southeastern Conference play against the Kentucky Wildcats at 1:30 p.m. On Sunday, AU will take on the Vanderbilt Commodores at 1 p.m., in Auburn.

#28 Georgia Tech 4, #36 Auburn 3

Doubles

1. #42 Rajevac/ North (GT) def. Marsoun/ Lathouwers (AU) 8-4

2. Blackmon/ Rath (GT) def. l Dilaj/ Krnjetin (AU) 8-4

3. Delass/ Gvelesiani (GT) def. Lane/ Nugent (AU) 8-5

Singles

1. Marko Rajevac (GT) def. Nick Lane (AU) 6-7 (1), 6-3, 6-4

2. #83 Robbert Lathouwers (AU) def. Zachary Rath (GT) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0

3. Milan Krnjetin (AU) def. David North (GT) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

4. Pawel Dilaj (AU) def. Jordan Delass (GT) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

5. George Gvelesiani (GT) def. Lukas Marsoun (AU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

6. Scott Blackmon (GT) def. Terence Nugent (AU) 6-2, 6-4

 

 

Match Notes:

Auburn 6-2; National ranking #36

Georgia Tech 5-0; National ranking #28

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,6,5,4,3,1)

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