Oct. 15, 2008
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team will compete at the 2008 ITA Mideast Region Championships this weekend at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The event will include pre-qualifying, qualifying and main draws for singles, as well as a doubles main draw. All eight Yellow Jackets will compete in the tournament, which will run through Monday, October 20.
Sophomore Guillermo Gomez (Alicante, Spain) secured a spot in January’s ITA National Indoor Championships over the weekend after defeating Texas Tech’s Raony Carvalho in straight sets Sunday to capture the consolation title in the D’Novo All-American Championship in Tulsa, Okla. The nation’s 33rd-ranked player is 9-2 in singles play this fall and is seeded into the main draw.
Also competing in the tournament’s main draw will be sophomore Eliot Potvin (Hampden, Maine) and freshman Kevin King (Peachtree City, Ga.). Potvin, who rolled through the pre-qualifying round at the All-American before falling in the first round of qualifying, holds a 6-3 singles record on the season. King, who has drawn tough opponents in his first season, enters the weekend with a 1-3 singles mark.
Sophomores Miguel Muguruza (Wesley Chapel, Fla.), Doug Kenny (Roswell, Ga.) and Ryan Smith (Marietta, Ga.), along with junior Austin Roebuck (Athens, Ga.) and freshman Dusan Miljevic (Novi Sad, Serbia), will begin play in the qualifying round of competition on Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
In doubles play, Muguruza and Smith enter the event with a perfect 4-0 record after taking the title at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational on Oct. 5.
Complete results can be found on RamblinWreck.com throughout the tournament.