Oct. 8, 2010
Tulsa, Okla. – Georgia Tech All-American Guillermo Gomez failed to get past the round of 16 at the D’Novo/ITA All-American Tennis Championships, falling in three sets Friday morning to Drew Courtney of Virginia.
The senior from Alicante, Spain, seeded fourth in this event and ranked fourth in the country, lost 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, to the 27th-ranked player in the nation. It was Gomez’s first loss of the fall after eight straight victories. He is 93-31 for his career.
Gomez was the last Georgia Tech player alive in the main draw of the first national championship event of the year. Sophomore Juan Spir, after winning six matches in the pre-qualifying and qualifying rounds of the tournament.
Spir and doubles teammate Kevin King began play in the consolation draw of doubles action Friday, defeating Conor Berg and Ben Dunbar of New Mexico, 9-8 (4), and Matt Allare and Shuhei Uzawa of Ohio State in a walkover. They move on to face Cliff Marsland and Ashley Watling of Tulsa on the consolation semifinals Saturday. The consolation finals in doubles is scheduled for Sunday.
Tech returns to action Oct. 21 in a USTA/ITA Regional event in Gainesville, Fla.
D’NOVO/ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Case Tennis Center, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla.
Main Draw Results
Singles Round of 32 – Thursday
Guillermo Gomez (4) d. Ionut Beleleu, Oklahoma (33), 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Singles Round of 16 – Friday
Drew Courtney (27), Virginia, d. Guillermo Gomez (4), 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Singles Consolation — Friday Jason Jung, Michigan d. Juan Spir, 6-2, 6-7, 6-1
Doubles Round of 32 — Thursday
Steve Johnson/Daniel Nguyen (8), Southern California d. Kevin King/Juan Spir (60), 8-6
Doubles Consolation — Friday
First round – Kevin King/Juan Spir (60) d. Conor Berg/Ben Dunbar, Tulsa, 9-8 (4)
Second Round – King/Spir d. Matt Allare/Shuhei Uzawa, Ohio State, w/o
Semifinals – King/Spir vs. Cliff Marsland/Ashley Watling, Tulsa (Saturday)