Georgia Tech Falls to Auburn, 5-2

Feb. 14, 2008

Box Score

ATLANTA - The Georgia Tech men's tennis team (5-1) suffered its first loss of the season, dropping a 5-2 decision to visiting Auburn (3-1) Thursday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

The Tigers took an early 1-0 lead over the Yellow Jackets after winning all three doubles matches by an 8-6 score.

The Jackets struck back fairly quickly in singles play as freshman Eliot Potvin earned a 6-2, 6-4 win over Alex Petropoulos in the No. 6 singles position. Tech went up 2-1 when senior David North came in with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Lukas Marsoun at the No. 2 spot. The lead didn't last long though as the Tigers came through with wins in the No. 3 and No. 5 singles spots to take a 3-2 lead.

The deciding point of the match came at No. 4 singles as senior Scott Blackmon dropped a tough three-set match to the Tigers Pawel Dilaj, 6-4, 2-6, 2-6.

"I give full credit to Auburn, they played very well in doubles and set the tone for the match," head coach Kenny Thorne said. "Our guys came back strong in singles, they competed very well, but in the bigger points Auburn played a little better. Eliot and David were tough out there and it was good to get Jose back out on the court."

Coming up next for the Jackets is a visit from the Furman Paladins on Wednesday, February 20 at the Bill Moore Tennis Center at 2:30 p.m.

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