Oct. 7, 2010
Tulsa, Okla. – Georgia Tech All-American Guillermo Gomez won his first two matches at the D’Novo/ITA All-American Tennis Championships Thursday, advancing to the round of 16 in the first national championship event of the year.
The senior from Alicante, Spain, seeded fourth in this event and ranked fourth in the country, cruised past qualifier Dean Jackson of San Diego, 6-3, 6-0, then defeated 33rd-ranked Ionut Beleleu of Oklahoma, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1.
The victories improved Gomez’ record to 8-0 for the fall and increased his career victory total to 93. He will face No. 27 Drew Courtney of Virginia in Friday’s round. Quarterfinal and semifinal matches are set for Saturday, with the championship match scheduled for Sunday.
His teammate, sophomore Juan Spir, saw his run come to an end, however, in a 6-4, 6-4 loss to 10th-seeded Austen Childs of Louisville. Spir, from Medellin, Colombia, had won six matches in the pre-qualifying and qualifying rounds to get here.
In the doubles draw Thursday night, Spir and junior Kevin King fell in the first round to Steve Johnson and Daniel Nguyen of Southern California, 8-6.
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, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Singles Round of 16 – Friday
Guillermo Gomez (4) vs. Drew Courtney, Virginia
Doubles Round of 32 — Thursday
Steve Johnson/Daniel Nguyen, Southern California (8) d. Kevin King/Juan Spir (60), 8-6