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Gomez Reaches ITA Mideast Regional Round of 16

Oct. 18, 2008

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Georgia Tech sophomore Guillermo Gomez advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Mideast Regional with a pair of wins on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Gomez, the tournament’s No. 3 seed, began the day with a 6-2, 6-2 defeat of William & Mary’s Sebastien Vidal in the round of 64 before taking down Virginia Commonwealth’s Emil Lindgren 6-1, 6-2 in his second match of the day. Gomez moves his singles record to 11-2 on the season after picking up his seventh win in a row.

Four other Yellow Jackets took the court on Saturday but none were able to make it past the round of 32. Freshman Kevin King defeated Drew Courtney of Virginia 6-1, 7-6 in the morning, but fell to Radford’s Ivan Salec 7-6 (8), 6-2, one round later.

Sophomore Eliot Potvin also reach the round of 32 with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over UNC’s Andrew Crone. However, he could not get past the tournament’s overall top seed in Virginia’s Dom Inglot, falling 6-3, 6-2.

Gomez will face UNC’s Clay Donato on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Cone-Kenfield Indoor Tennis Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Round of 64Kevin King (Georgia Tech) d. Drew Courtney (Virginia) 6-1; 7-6(3) Guillermo Gomez (Georgia Tech) d. Sebastien Vidal (William & Mary) 6-2; 6-2Taylor Fogleman (UNC) d. Ryan Smith (Georgia Tech) 7-5; 6-0 64Eliot Potvin (Georgia Tech) d. Andrew Crone (UNC) 6-2; 7-5

Round of 32 (3) Guillermo Gomez (Georgia Tech) d. Emil Lindgren (VCU) 6-1; 6-2 32 (1) Dom Inglot (Virginia) d. Eliot Potvin (Georgia Tech) 6-3; 6-2 (11) Ivan Salec (Radford) d. Kevin King (Georgia Tech) 7-6(8), 6-2

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