Muguruza, Smith Capture Fall Tennis Doubles Title

Oct. 5, 2008



Miguel Muguruza teamed with Ryan Smith to capture the doubles title, and Muguruza came away with third place in the singles draw Sunday afternoon at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational.

Muguruza and Smith, both sophomores, downed the Auburn duo of Lukas Marsoun and Alexander Stamchev, 8-4, completing a run of four wins in the tournament at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

“What a great way to finish the tournament,” said Tech assistant coach Aljosa Piric. “Miguel and Ryan started off a little slowly, but quickly found their form and started working as a team, as they have the entire tournament. They did some great things out there.”

In singles play Sunday morning, Muguruza fell to the top seed in the tournament, Jamie Hunt of Georgia, 7-5, 6-3, in the semifinals. Hunt went on to won the singles title with a 7-5, 6-3 win over No. 2-seed Nejc Podrajsck of Georgia State, while Muguruza took third place in a walk-over against Marsoun, who retired with an injury.

“Miguel fought as hard as he cou;d, but came up short on some important points,” said Piric. “Overall, it was a good step in the right direction for him.”

Tech freshman Dusan Miljevic lost a consolation match, 6-2, 6-4, to Stamchev.

Final Draw and Complete Match Results

GEORGIA TECH FALL TENNIS INVITATIONALBill Moore Tennis Center, Atlanta, Ga.Sunday Georgia Tech Results

A Draw Singles – Semifinals Jamie Hunt, Georgia d. Miguel Muguruza, 7-5, 6-3

A Draw Singles – Third Place Muguruza d. Lukas Marsoun, Auburn, w/o (inj.)

A Draw Singles – Consolation Alexander Stamchev, Auburn d. Dusan Miljevic, 6-2, 6-4

A Draw Doubles – Championship Muguruza/Smith d. Marsoun/Stamchev, Auburn, 8-4


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