Feb. 16, 2010
AUBURN, Ala. - The nationally-ranked Auburn men's tennis squad heads to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. The Tigers are ranked No. 27 in the country while the Yellow Jackets enter the week as the 40th-ranked team.
"Georgia Tech has a very good team that is well coached," head coach Eric Shore said. "We have had very tough matches with them year in and year out. Tomorrow will be a big challenge for us and will be a good indicator where Auburn is at this point."
The Tigers stand at 2-2 on the season, while the Yellow Jackets are 6-2. Georgia Tech holds a 20-14 all-time advantage over Auburn, but the Tigers have won the last three meetings between the teams.
TIGERS GET HOME OPENER WIN OVER TROY
Playing at home for the first time this season, the Auburn men's tennis team took on the Trojans of Troy University at the City of Auburn/Auburn University Yarbrough Tennis Center last Wednesday and came away with the 5-2 victory.
Junior Tim Puetz and freshmen Tim Hewitt, Andreas Mies and Lucas Lopasso each picked up individual wins against the Trojans. The Tigers also won all three doubles matches.
GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS
Georgia Tech picked up six straight dual wins at the start of the season before falling short to Florida and Georgia. The squad features the fourth-ranked singles player in Guillermo Gomez, a junior from Alicante, Spain. Also ranked on the squad is sophomore Dusan Miljevic, who is No. 112 in the country.
Gomez and Auburn's Puetz, the 24th-ranked singles player, met at the ITA National Indoors meet in November and saw Gomez come away with a three-set win.
Auburn returns to the City of Auburn/Auburn University Yarbrough Tennis Center for a dual against Southern Miss beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday.