Men's Tennis Falls to No. 16 Georgia, 8-0



Feb. 18, 2000

ATHENS, Ga. - The Tulane men's tennis team was shut out by 16th-ranked Georgia Friday afternoon at the Hopkins Indoor Center.

Using the experimental dual match format, Georgia swept the doubles matches to take an early 2-0 lead. Tulane's No. 2 doubles team of Dennis Lundberg and Mikko Viljanen had a chance to avoid the sweep, serving for the win with a 7-6 lead, but could not close it out before losing, 9-8 (2), in a tiebreaker to Brandon Wagner and Lesley Joseph.

Straight-set victories at No. 4 and No. 3 singles for Georgia (4-1) gave the Bulldogs a 4-0 lead before Travis Parrot clinched the match with a win at the No. 2 position. Parrot defeated Tulane's Jon Monk, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (4). Monk was the only Green Wave player to win a set in singles play.

Tulane will next be in action on Sunday, Feb. 20, as the team hosts DePaul University. The match will be played at Goldring Tennis Stadium and is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CST.


No. 1 - Matias Boeker (Georgia) def. Dennis Lundberg (Tulane), 7-6 (1), 6-3

No. 2 - Travis Parrott (Georgia) def. Jon Monk (Tulane), 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (4)

No. 3 - Adam Seri (Georgia) def. Mikko Viljanen (Tulane), 6-1, 6-2

No. 4 - Lesley Joseph (Georgia) def. Esat Tanik (Tulane), 6-2, 6-4

No. 5 - Brandon Wagner (Georgia) def. Chris Ortner (Tulane), 6-4, 6-2

No. 6 - Nicolas Boeker (Georgia) def. Mattias Westerberg (Tulane), 6-1, 7-6 (0)


No. 1 - M. Boeker/Parrott (Georgia) def. Derya Rose/Chris Ortner (Tulane), 8-4

No. 2 - Wagner/Joseph (Georgia) def. Lundberg/Viljanen (Tulane), 9-8 (2)

No. 3 - Seri/Pitts (Georgia) def. Blake Baratz/Tanik (Tulane), 8-2