Men's Tennis Competes in Blue-Gray Classic
March 20, 2000

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Virginia Tech men's tennis team dropped all three of its matches in the Blue-Gray Classic held at the Lagoon Tennis Club in Montgomery, Ala. The Hokies dropped an 8-0 result to South Florida, 4-2 decision to Harvard and lost 4-1 to UNLV.

Against South Florida, the bright spot of the match was the play of Jay Burner at No. 3 singles and Eddie Terzimehic at No. 4 singles. Bruner took his opponent, Boris Babie to three sets before dropping the decision, 6-2, 6-7 (0), 10-6. Terzimehic also took his opponent, Nadim Naser to three sets before losing, 4-6, 6-0, 10-2.

There was a different scoring system in the Harvard and UNLV matches. Because of time and bad weather, the first team to four wins would win the match. Harvard won the first three singles matches before Bruner won his match at No. 4 singles over Cille Swart, 6-4, 6-3, and Saber Kadiri won No. 6 singles, 6-2, 2-6, 10-3 to pull within one at 4-3. The Harvard doubles team of Joe Green and Dave Lingman defeated Tech's No. 1 doubles team of Michael Kurz and Terzimehic, 8-5, to win the match.

UNLV's Nenad Zivkovic and Gregor Skorin defeated Tech's Davor Dupljak and Kadiri at No. 1 doubles, 8-3. Tech won No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to win the doubles point and take the 1-0 lead. Andrew Vu and Gerard Baynham defeated Vladimir Pavicevic and Danny Erez at No. 2 doubles, 8-6, and Terzimehic and Bruner defeated Robbie Parlade and Tyler Roberts, 8-5, at No. 3 doubles. The Rebels won Nos. 1-4 singles to claim the 4-1 victory.

The Hokies return to action on Saturday, Mar. 25, when they travel to Louisville, Ky., to face the University of Louisville in a Noon match.