ATLANTA, Ga. - Playing their second nationally ranked team in as many days, the Wofford men’s tennis teams was defeated by the 58th ranked Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, Ga. 7-0. Wofford currently stands at 0-2 on the year while Georgia Tech improves to 2-0.
Although the Terriers were defeated, Head Coach Rod was pleased with his team’s performance against a strong Georgia Tech Squad. “Georgia Tech played well and has a very strong team. I am glad we played this match today as we are better coming out of it. I am definitely looking forward to the future with this team and seeing what we can do,” noted Ray.
The Terriers fell behind early 1-0 after Georgia Tech swept all three doubles matches. The freshmen duo of Stuart Robertson fell to the Yellow Jacket tandem of Ryan Smith and Miguel Muguruza 8-5 on court number one. Scott Collins and Paul Bartholomy fell on court two by an 8-0 margin while Tinus van Wyk and Alan Donald was defeated on court three 8-4.
In singles play, Georgia Tech took five out of six matches in straight sets. However, Bartholomy lost in a tough two set match falling to Smith 7-5, 7-6(4) at the number four position. The most intriguing match of the day came on court two where Wofford freshman Danny Manlow took Eliot Potvin to three sets. Manlow dropped the opening set 6-4 but bounced back to take the second set in a tiebreaker by a 7-6 (5) score. Potvin would win the third set and take the match 6-4, 6-7(5) and 6-2.