Jan. 14, 2014
Plantation, Fla. – Former Georgia Tech doubles partners Kevin King and Juan Spir won the doubles title at the USA F1 Futures Tournament last weekend in Plantation, Fla., their fourth professional doubles titles as a team.
The Yellow Jacket All-Americans, the No. 2 seed in the $10,000 event, made it through a 16-team draw at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center, defeating the top-seeded team of Jean-Yves Aubone and Vahid Mirzadeh of the United States, 7-6, 6-3, in the championship match.
King and Spir, the top doubles tandem in Georgia Tech history with 66 victories and a pair of NCAA Championship appearances together, did not lose a set in the tournament. They defeated the no. 4 seeded-team of Markus Eriksson and Milos Sekulic of Sweden, 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals.
Spir, from Medellin, Colombia, amassed 103 doubles wins in four years at Tech, surpassing the previous school record of 90 set by King, who hails from Peachtree City, Ga. Spir has a current doubles ranking of No. 266, and King is No. 317.
Spir qualified for and played in the singles draw as well, but fell in the first round to American Mitchell Krueger.