Sept. 20, 2009
ATHENS, Ga. – Junior Miguel Muguruza picked up a win in both singles and doubles play to lead the Georgia Tech men’s tennis team Saturday at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga.
Similar to the first day of competition, heavy rain forced matches to be pushed back hours, and even a day in some flights.
Played did resume, however, in the second flight of singles where Muguruza dispatched College of Charleston’s Bill Kenny 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the round of 16. He will face USC-Upstate’s Reno Airaldi at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Also moving through the round in the second flight was sophomore Dusan Miljevic, as he defeated USC-Upstate’s Jack Roux in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. This was the second all-time meeting between the two as Miljevic defeated Roux 7-5, 6-3 back in January.
In the second flight of doubles, Muguruza teamed up with junior Doug Kenny to down College of Charleston’s John Harden and Kyle Parker 8-7 (3) in the tiebreaker.
Both teams will play in the round of 16 Sunday evening. Also returning to action tomorrow will be first flight singles contenders Guillermo Gomez, Eliot Potvin and Dean O’Brien. Their play in the round of 32 will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the morning.
DIVISON II SINGLES ROUND OF 32 Dusan Miljevic (Georgia Tech) def. Jack Roux (USC-Upstate), 6-4, 6-4 Danny Kreyman (Wake Forest) def. Doug Kenny (Georgia Tech), 6-3, 7-6 (2) Cesare Gallo (Stetson) def. Ryan Smith (Georgia Tech), 7-5, 6-3 Miguel Muguruza (Georgia Tech) def. Billy Kenny (C. of C.), 6-4, 6-2
DIVISION II DOUBLES ROUND OF 32 Austin Roebuck/Elliot Potvin (Georgia Tech) def. Tom Wood/Drew Superstein (Wofford), 8-3 Miguel Muguruza/Doug Kenny (Georgia Tech) def. John Harden/Kyle Parker (College of Charleston), 8-7(3)