April 3, 2010
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team swept three doubles matches and battled past Boston College in singles action to take a 5-2 decision from the Eagles in ACC action on Saturday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
With the win, the 25th ranked Yellow Jackets improved to 15-3 overall and 6-1 in the ACC. With the win, The Jackets extend their winning streak to eight and improve to 12-0 on the season at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Boston College fell to 8-12 overall, 0-8 in the ACC with the loss.
“Once again, we got off to a quick start in doubles, but in singles, we got down in four matches in the first set” head coach Kenny Thorne said. “But, I never doubt that we’re going to stay in there and fight. It’s not a matter of whether we could comeback or not, it’s just a matter of if we end up getting beat. Once again, I felt like we fought hard in each of the matches and pulled it out.
“I’ve got to give credit to Boston College, they did a great job. Fortunately, they didn’t beat us and it was a good match for us.”
The Yellow Jackets got off to a fast start after sweeping all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead. The first team to wrap up their match was Juan Spir and Kevin King, who were easy 8-1 winners at number one doubles over Jonathan Schroeder and Alex Skinner of the Eagles.
Tech clinched the doubles point in the three spot, as Eliot Potvin an Ryan Smith came back from an early deficit to defeat Akash Muppidi and Erik Kreutzer, 8-5. At number three doubles, Guillermo Gomez and Dean O’Brien completed the Georgia Tech sweep of doubles play with a hard fought 9-8 (7-0) win over Adam Davison and Thomas Nolan.
In singles, O’Brien made quick work of Skinner in straight sets (6-4, 6-2), while Magin Ortiga was a straight set winner over Brian Locklear (6-1, 6-1) to make the score 3-0 in favor of the Jackets.
It was here that Boston College made a run, as the Eagles captured singles matches at number two and number three, both in straight sets, to make the score 3-2 in favor of Georgia Tech.
However, Spir extinguished Boston College’s comeback bid, winning at number five singles in three sets over Schroeder (3-6, 6-4, 7-5). With the win, Spir clinched the match for the Jackets and made the score 4-2.
In the final match of the afternoon at number one singles, King earned a hard-fought, three-set win over Nolan 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
Georgia Tech returns to action on Saturday, April 10th at Duke. First server is set for 1 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
Boston College vs. Georgia Tech
Apr. 3, 2010 at Atlanta, Ga.
#25 Georgia Tech 5, Boston College 2
1. #62 Kevin King (GT) def. Thomas Nolan (BC) 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
2. Akash Muppidi (BC) def. Eliot Potvin (GT) 6-4, 6-4
3. Erik Kreutzer (BC) def. Dusan Miljevic (GT) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Dean O’Brien (GT) def. Alex Skinner (BC) 6-4, 6-2
5. Juan Spir (GT) def. Jonathan Schroeder (BC) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
6. Magin Ortiga (GT) def. Brian Locklear (BC) 6-1, 6-1
1. Juan Spir/Kevin King (GT) def. Jonathan Schroeder/Alex Skinner (BC) 8-1
2. Eliot Potvin/Ryan Smith (GT) def. Akash Muppidi/Erik Kreutzer (BC) 8-5
3. Guillermo Gomez/Dean O’Brien (GT) def. Adam Davison/Thomas Nolan (BC) 9-8 (7-0)
Boston College 8-12, 0-8 ACC
Georgia Tech 15-3, 6-1 ACC; National ranking #25
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,6,2,3,5,1)