Nov. 1, 2014
Orlando, Fla. – Eduardo Segura and Carlos Benito continued their run in doubles Saturday by defeating a Southern California team and reaching the finals of the 2014 USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational presented by VISIT FLORIDA at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando.
The Tech duo, ranked 20th in the nation, won their third straight match by outlasting Rob Bellamy of Southern California, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9). After struggling earlier in the fall, Segura and Benito seem to have hit their stride and improved their fall record to 4-3. They face Princeton’s Zack McCourt and Tom Colautti at 1 p.m. Sunday for the championship of the B draw.
“It was great to see Eddie and Carlos battle it out in doubles against a tough USC team. That match could have gone either way,” said Tech assistant coach Derek Schwandt. “Cole and Michael put in workman-like efforts today and played solid physical tennis.”
Meanwhile, two of the three Yellow Jackets in the consolation draw of singles win matches Saturday, Cole Fiegel defeating Virginia Tech’s Jay Corbett, 6-2, 6-1, and Michael Kay downing Nika Dolidze of Penn State, 6-1, 6-0. Benito dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to the Nittany Lion’s Matt Barry.
The third annual event, hosted by Florida State University at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., features men’s and women’s singles and doubles competitions comprised of players from 39 different schools.
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