Oct. 5, 2008
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.
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