Netters Drop 4-2 Decision to No. 25 Wake Forest
Potvin wins Tech's lone singles point
March 27, 2009
ATLANTA -Unable to capitalize on the momentum of winning a close doubles competition, Georgia Tech suffered straight-set losses at No. 1 and 2 singles and fell to 25th-ranked Wake Forest, 4-2, Friday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
The Yellow Jackets dropped to 6-9 overall, 1-5 in the ACC, and will host NC State Sunday at 1 p.m. The Demon Deacons improved to 13-6, 3-1.
Tech won the doubles point when Eliot Potvin and Austin Roebuck outlasted Jon Wolff and David Hopkins in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (7-5) at No. 3, after a 19-minute delay occurred when the tennis center lights went out. Tech's No. 1 team of Guillermo Gomez and Ryan Smith, ranked No. 61, took the nation's No. 1 team of Cody Parr and Steven Forman to the limit, but lost 8-6. Kevin King and Doug Kenny dispatched Wake's Carlos Salmon and Iain Atkinson, 8-5.
But Parr, ranked 25th in singles, defeated 12th-ranked Gomez, 6-3, 6-0, and Forman handled Miguel Muguruza, 6-4, 6-4, to take the lead for Wake Forest, 2-1. Wake's Jon Wolff made it a sweep of the top three singles spots with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Tech freshman Kevin King at No. 3.
After Eliot Potvin put Tech on the board with a 6-3, 6-4 win over David Hopkins at No. 4, Iain Atkinson clinched the match for the Demon Deacons with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Yellow Jacket freshman Dusan Miljevic at No. 5.
Ryan Smith and Jason Morganstern did not finish their match at No. 6.
Tennis Match Results Wake Forest vs Georgia Tech Mar 27, 2009 at Atlanta, Ga.
#25 Wake Forest 4, #57 Georgia Tech 2
Singles competition 1. #26 Cody Parr (WF) def. #12 Guillermo Gomez (GT) 6-3, 6-0 2. Steven Forman (WF) def. Miguel Muguruza (GT) 6-4, 6-4 3. Jonathan Wolff (WF) def. Kevin King (GT) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 4. Eliot Potvin (GT) def. David Hopkins (WF) 6-3, 6-4 5. Iain Atkinson (WF) def. Dusan Miljevic (GT) 6-2, 6-2 6. Ryan Smith (GT) vs. Jason Morgenstern (WF) 4-5, unfinished
Doubles competition 1. Cody Parr/Steven Forman (WF) def. Guillermo Gomez/Ryan Smith (GT) 8-6 (1-61) 2. Kevin King/Doug Kenny (GT) def. Carlos Salmon/Iain Atkinson (WF) 8-5 3. Austin Roebuck/Eliot Potvin (GT) def. Jonathan Wolff/David Hopkins (WF) 9-8 (7-5)
Match Notes: Wake Forest 13-6, 3-1 ACC; National ranking #25 Georgia Tech 6-9, 1-5 ACC; National ranking #57 Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,2,3,4,5) Match played indoors due to rain Lights went out at 3:52 p.m., during No. 3 doubles match, resulting in a 19-minute delay.