Sept. 19, 2008
ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team collected eight singles wins and one doubles win on the opening day of competition Friday at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
“Overall I am pleased with our performances today,” head coach Kenny Thorne said. “For our first tournament of the season we are definitely ready, but we have to tighten things up mentally for tomorrow’s matches.”
Newcomers Kevin King and Dusan Miljevic were terrific in their collegiate-debuts, as King defeated Wofford’s Stuart Robertson, 6-3, 6-3, and Miljevic downed Wofford’s Paul Bartholomy, 7-5, 6-3, both in straight-sets.
“It was important for Kevin [King] and Dusan [Miljevic] to get one under their belt,” Thorne said. “It will be a lot harder for them tomorrow, but they did a great job getting their first collegiate wins today.”
Sophomores Guillermo Gomez and Ryan Smith also picked up wins for the Yellow Jackets, as Gomez easily dispatched Duke’s Jared Pinsky in straight-sets, 6-3, 6-2, and Smith went on to post a lengthy 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(2) win over Duke’s Dylan Arnould.
Sophomore Eliot Potvin won in the round of 128, but fell Georgia’s Jamie Hunt, 7-6(5), 6-2, in the round of 64.
In doubles action, King and Gomez defeated Virginia Tech’s Degado De Robles-Corace, 8-3.
Competition heats up tomorrow as play begins at 9:30 a.m. in the singles round of 32 and 5:30 p.m. in the doubles round of 16.
Georgia TechDivision Round ResultI 128 Elliot Potvin (Georgia Tech) def. Matej Ztatkovic (ETSU), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-3I 64 Kevin King (Georgia Tech) def. Stuart Robertson (Wofford), 6-3, 6-3I 64 Ryan Smith (Georgia Tech) def. Dylan Arnould (Duke), 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(2)I 64 Jamie Hunt (Georgia-23-3) def. Elliot Potvin (Georgia Tech), 7-6(5), 6-2I 64 Guillermo Gomez (Georgia Tech-33-5) def. Jared Pinsky (Duke), 6-3, 6-2II 64 Austin Roebuck (Georgia Tech) def. Oliver Smith (Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College), 6-3, 6-2II 64 Doug Kenny (Georgia Tech) def. Arthur Takahashi (Winthrop), 6-2, 6-2II 64 Miguel Mugaruza (Georgia Tech) def. Brandon Byrd (Davidson), 6-2, 6-2II 64 Dusan Miljevic (Georgia Tech) def. Paul Bartholomy (Wofford), 7-5, 6-3I 64 Renzo Airaldi/Javier Tori (USC-Upstate) def. Doug Kenny/Miguel Mugaruza (Georgia Tech), 8-6I 32 Kevin King/Guillermo Gomez (G. Tech) def. Nicolas Delgado DeRobles/Brandon Corace (V. Tech), 8-3I 32 Tim Johannsen/Rafael Array (Armstrong Atlantic) def. Ryan Smith/Dusan /Miljevic (Georgia Tech), 8-6