Men's Tennis Drops Match at Georgia Tech
Senior Razvan Axente

ATLANTA --- The men’s tennis team lost a hard-fought match at Georgia Tech Tuesday, 7-0.


The Mocs won one doubles match and took two singles matches to a third set before the 40th ranked Yellow Jackets could put away the visiting team.


The duo of Badr Bouabdellah and Pavel Vostrikov claimed the No. 2 doubles match from Guillermo Gomez and George Gvelesiani with an 8-5 win.  Georgia Tech took the first and third doubles matches to earn the doubles point.


Senior Razvan Axente and Vostrikov, a junior, worked their respective opponents to three sets before falling.  Ryan Smith was a 4-6, 7-5, 10-7 winner over Axente at the No. 2 spot, and Miguel Muguruza defeated Vostrikov at No. 4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.


Georgia Tech, who improved to 11-5 on the year, also picked up singles wins from Gomez at No. 1, Eliot Potvin at No. 3, Austin Roebuck at No. 5 and Doug Kenny at No. 6.


Chattanooga returns to Southern Conference action this weekend, visiting UNC Greensboro Friday at 2 p.m. and Davidson Saturday at 1:30 p.m.


No. 40 Georgia Tech 7, Chattanooga 0
Bill Moore Tennis Center, Atlanta, Ga.

Doubles (for one team point)

1. Smith/Scott Blackmon (GT) def. Axente/Sauska (UTC), 8-4
2. Bouabdellah/Vostrikov (UTC) def. Gomez/George Gvelesiani, 8-5
3. Kenny/Potvin (GT) def. Diamond/Hamadeh (UTC), 8-3

1. Guillermo Gomez (GT) def. Badr Bouabdellah (UTC), 6-3, 7-6(1)
2. Ryan Smith (GT) def. Razvan Axente (UTC), 4-6, 7-5, 10-7
3. Eliot Potvin (GT) def. Peter Sauska (UTC)6-3, 3-0 ret.
4. Miguel Muguruza (GT) def. Pavel Vostrikov (UTC), 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
5. Austin Roebuck (GT) def. Hasan Hamadeh (UTC), 6-0, 6-3
6. Doug Kenny (GT) def. Robert Diamond (UTC), 6-0, 6-3

Team records: UTC (10-4); Georgia Tech (11-5)


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