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Perfect Day for Tech at USTA Clay Court Invitational

Oct. 26, 2013

Kissimmee, Fla. – Georgia Tech enjoyed a perfect day at the USTA Clay Court Invitational Saturday, going 3-for-3 in singles matches in the consolation bracket while also winning their only doubles match.

Sophomore Nathan Rakitt bounced Tennessee’s Sunay Bhat, 6-3, 6-0, while freshman Cole Fiegel outlasted Tulsa’s Dylan McCloskey, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8). Each improved to 2-1 on the weekend. Meanwhile, freshman Carlos Benito, Tech’s only first-round winner in the main draw Thursday, also improved to 2-1 by beating Florida State’s Michael Rinaldi, 6-3, 7-6 (5).

Rakitt and Fiegel evened their doubles record for the weekend at 1-1 by downing the Seminoles’ Rinaldi and Grayson Goldin, 8-4.

USTA CLAY COURT INVITATIONALDisney's Wide World of Sports, Kissimmee, Fla.October 26, 2013

Men’s Singles Consolations Eric Johnson (USC) def. Brian Page (ILL) 6-1, 6-0 Blake Davis (FSU) def. Blake Bazarnak (ILL) 6-0, 6-4 Deiton Baughman (USTA) def. Inaki Espindola (UCF) 6-0, 6-2 Jake Albo (FSU) def. Matt Kirby (TULSA) 3-6, 6-4, 10-7 Chase Gordon (TULSA) def. Richard Brej (UF) 6-1, 6-1 Yannick Zuern (UNF) def. Amar Hromic (UCF) 4-2 ret. Alexander Solonin (PEP) def. Jose Sangroniz (UCF) 6-2, 7-5 Cole Fiegel (GT) def. Dylan McCloskey (TULSA) 6-1, 3-6, 10-8 Eric Schnurrenberger (ND) def. Manuel Belda (USA) 6-7 (4), 6-2, 10-4 Catalin Mateas (USTA) def. Jack Haffey (FSU) 6-2, 6-2 Grayson Goldin (FSU) def. Jesse Flores (UCF) 6-3, 6-2 Caio Gomes (UNF) def. Kyle Seeling (USTA) 6-4, 6-4 Shayann Vaezzadeh (USA) def. Kento Tanka-Tamaki (PEP) 3-6, 6-4, 10-8 Nathan Rakitt (GT) def. Sunay Bhat (UT) 6-3, 6-0 Sameer Kumar (USTA) def. João Gauer (FSU) 6-1, 6-4 Kenny Sabacinski (ND) def. Colton Norton (UT) 6-2, 6-0 Mike Alford (UF) def. Nico Montoya (ND) 6-1, 6-2 Jack Findel-Hawkins (UNF) def. Tuki Jacobs (USA) 6-7 (3), 7-5, 12-10 Benjamin Lock (FSU) def. Mitch Stewart (USTA) 6-1, 6-3 Stephane Piro (UF) def. Jose Gracia (FSU) 6-4, 6-4 Carlos Benito (GT) def. Michael Rinaldi (FSU) 6-3, 7-6 (5)

Men’s Doubles Consolations Bhat/Norton (TENN) def. Leitner/Belda (USA) 8-6 Haffey/Albo (FSU) def. Mateas/Seeling (USTA) 8-7 (5) Nemscek/Findel-Hawkins (UNF) def. Redlicki/Baughman (USTA) 8-6 Rakitt/Fiegel (GT) def. Goldin/Rinaldi (FSU) 8-4

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