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    Feb. 16, 1998

    No. 21 Men's Tennis Defeats Georgia Tech, 6-1

    'Cats pick up second win of the weekend.

    ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Northwestern men's tennis team, ranked No. 21 nationally, defeated Georgia Tech, 6-2 at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. With the win, the 'Cats improve to 5-1 overall. NU defeated No. 20 Alabama (5-2) on Saturday.

    NU swept the singles flights, winning all but one in straight sets. Junior Marc Silva, playing his second-straight match at No. 1 singles, defeated Benjamin Cassaigne, 6-4, 7-5. At No. 2 singles, senior Alex Witt downed Matt Cozad, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

    The 'Cats won one of the three doubles matches. NU's no. 1 doubles team of Witt and sophomore Martin Bengtsson, who are ranked No. 31 nationally, defeated Cassaigne and Tim Bibby, 8-6.

    NU continues action this week as it travels to Purdue (Feb. 28) and Ball State (March 1).

    Marc Silva (NU) def. Benjamin Cassaigne (GT)        6-4, 7-5
    Alex Witt (NU) def. Matt Cozad (GT)                 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
    Doug Bohaboy (NU) def. Romain Coirault (GT)         6-3, 6-4
    Ry Tarpley (NU) def. Roberto Suarez (GT)            6-3, 6-4
    Martin Bengtsson (NU) def. Sergio Aguirre (GT)      6-3, 6-3
    Derrick Nguyen (NU) def. Tim Bibby (GT)             6-3, 6-3
    Witt/Bentgsson (NU) def. Cassaigne/Bibby (GT)   8-6
    Cozad/Coirault (GT) def. Silva/Bohaboy (NU)     8-6
    Aguirre/Suarez (GT) def. Tarpley/Nguyen (NU     8-5