Nov. 4, 2011
Flushing, N.Y. – Georgia Tech’s Kevin King and Juan Spir bowed out of the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships Friday, King dropping a three-set match in the singles quarterfinals, while King and Spir fell in the doubles quarterfinals.
In the singles draw, the 85th-ranked King easily dispatched Nebraska’s Christopher Aumueller, ranked 31st in the nation, in the round of 16 Friday, 6-3, 6-1. But the senior from Peachtree City, Ga., couldn’t hold a one-set lead in the quarters against Illinois’ Dennis Nevolo, the eighth seed ranked No. 7 in the nation. He won the first set, 7-6, in a tiebreaker, but Nevolo prevailed, 6-3, 6-4, in the next two sets to advance.
King and Spir, the nation’s top-ranked doubles team, dropped a tight doubles match, 9-7, to Florida’s 36th-ranked team of Billy Federhofer and Nassim Slilam.
Meanwhile, Tech went 1-1 in doubles and lost two singles matches Friday at the Bulldog Scramble in Athens, Ga. Dusan Miljevic and Eduardo Segura Mandarino defeated Victor Valente and Thomas Cook of Georgia State, 9-8 (2), before losing to Alex DiValerio and Joe Dorn of Vanderbilt, 9-7, in the round-robin event. Valente took out Miljevic, 6-4, 6-0, in singles, and Cook defeated Segura Mandarino, 6-4, 6-2.
The Bulldog Scramble continues Saturday.