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Oct. 17,1997

Cavaliers Open Play at Georgia Tech Fall Classic

ATLANTA, GA -- Rain has slowed play somewhat, but it wasn't enough to stop several University of Virginia men's tennis players competing at the 1997 Georgia Tech Fall Tennis Classic at the Stone Mountain International Tennis Center in Atlanta today.

Hyon Yoo opened with a 7-6 (1), 6-3 triumph over Furman's Drew Parker in Flight A. Yoo will face Georgia Southern's Kerry Russell Saturday at noon.

Freshman Huntley Montgomery received a first round bye and will face Sam Schroelucke of Furman also at noon.

John Winter fell to Olaf Akesson of South Carolina 6-2, 6-3 today a Flight A match. Winter falls into the consolation bracket tomorrow.

Andy Nessen won two matches in the B Flight today to set up a meeting against Lance Mills of Virginia Tech Saturday at 2 PM. Nessen began with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Caku Yukawa of UNC-Greensboro. He then defeated Hampton's Rodrigo Soares 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round.

Three other Cavaliers joined Nessen in Flight B. Brian Hunter downed Chris Buckley of Tennessee 6-2, 6-7, 6-1. The two remaining Cavaliers weren't as fortunate. Jeff Dawkins, an Atlanta native, fell to Karl Linberg of Ohio State 6-2, 6-3, while Nick Acquavella lost to Jason Joeng of Georgia Tech 6-1, 6-3.

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