Freshman Muguruza Earns First Round Win At South Carolina Tournament

Oct. 12, 2007

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Miguel Muguruza earned the lone Georgia Tech singles victory on the first day of the South Carolina Men’s Fall Invitational at the Maxcy Gregg Tennis Center in Columbia, S.C.

Muguruza, a freshman from Wesley Chapel, Fla., defeated Chris Nott of Arkansas, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 in the first round of the A-2 singles draw. He moves on to the round of 16 to face the No. 1 seed Michael Nusslein of USF at 10:30 a.m.

Freshman Eliot Potvin opened the tournament with a hard fought match but ultimately fell to Vinicius Bortolatto of Winthrop, 7-6, 6-1. Potvin will face Grega Teraz of CSU in the consolation bracket on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.

Also in first round action, freshman Doug Kenny won his first set but would eventually fall, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, to Javier Vazquez of Belmont. Kenny will be back in action tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., when he faces Dilshod Sharifi of FMU in the first round of the A/B singles consolation draw.

In doubles play, Muguruza and Potvin, ranked No. 1 in the A-1 doubles draw, fell to Predrad Burmazovic and Oscar Posada of East Tennessee State University, 8-6.

Results for all matches will be posted on following the conclusion of doubles and singles each day.

A-1 Singles (R32) Vinicius Bortolatto (Winthrop) d. Eliot Potvin (GT), 7-6, 6-1

A-2 Singles (R32) Miguel Muguruza (GT) d. Chris Nott (Arkansas), 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

A/B Singles (R32) Javier Rodriguez (Belmont) d. Doug Kenny (GT), 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

A-1 Doubles (R16) Burmazovic/Posada (ETSU) d. M. Muguruza/Potvin (GT), 8-6

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