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Three Tech Men Reach Quarterfinals At Georgia Tech Fall Tournament

Oct. 5, 2007

ATLANTA – Doug Kenny, Jose Muguruza and Guillermo Gomez each picked up a pair of singles victories to lead the Yellow Jackets on day one of the Georgia Tech Fall Tournament at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

“We had a very good day in singles with three guys reaching the quarterfinals,” head coach Kenny Thorne said. “Overall the guys played very well. It was great for the team to get experience on our home court.”

Muguruza, a senior from Wesley Chapel, Fla., earned a first round straight-set, 6-1, 6-0 win over Scott Meyers of Davidson. He earned a second round win, 7-5, 6-4, over Matt Brewer of Tennessee. Gomez also reached the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Emmaunuel Nkoueleue of Georgia Southern and a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Drake Bernstein of Georgia.

Kenny continued his stellar start to his collegiate career by earning a pair of victories on the day. He defeated the “B” bracket No. 1 seed, Morten Silversten, 6-3, 6-2. In his second round match, Kenny defeated Hunter Mills of Auburn, 6-2, 6-3.

“Doug (Kenny) had two really nice wins on the day,” Thorne added. “He competed real hard and finished his matches the way we hoped he would.”

In doubles, the Jackets tandem of Miguel Muguruza and Eliot Potvin picked up a round-of-16, 8-5 win over Richard Cowden and Joao Paliello of Middle Tennessee State University. Also earning a first round win was Blackmon and Smith, who squeaked out a 9-8 victory over Pawel Dilaj and Terence Nugent of Auburn.

The pair of David North and Gomez lost their opening round doubles match, 8-6, to Drake Bernstein and Joshua Varela of Georgia.

“I was really happy to see (David) North out on the court and playing well,” Thorne said. “He hasn’t played a match since the NCAA Tournament, so it was good to get him in playing mode again.”

Results for all matches will be posted on following the conclusion of doubles and singles each day.

“A” Singles
(R32) Jose Muguruza (GT) d. S. Meyers (Davidson), 6-1, 6-0
(R16) Jose Muguruza (GT) d. M. Brewer (Tennessee), 7-5, 6-4
(R32) Guillermo Gomez (GT) d. E. Nkoueleue (Ga. South), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
(R16) Guillermo Gomez (GT) d. D. Bernstein (UGA), 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
(R32) V. Paul (Vandy) d. Miguel Muguruza (GT), 7-6 (5), 6-2
(R32) J. Jorge (Kentucky) d. Ryan Smith (GT), 7-6 (6), 7-5
(R32) N. Cromydas (Vandy) d. Eliot Potvin (GT), 6-4, 0-6, 7-5

“A” Singles Consolation
(R16) Miguel Muguruza (GT) d. R. Rotaru (Louisville), 6-3, 6-2
(R16) Ryan Smith (GT) d. J. McArthur (Louisville), 7-5, 6-0
(R16) D. Anic (So. Miss) d. Eliot Potvin (GT), 6-3, 6-3

“B” Singles
(R32) Doug Kenny (GT) d. M. Silversten (Louisville), 6-3, 6-2
(R16) Doug Kenny (GT) d. H. Mills (Auburn), 6-2, 6-3
(R32) A. Petropolous (Auburn) d. George Gvelesiani (GaTech), 7-5, 4-6, 6-2

“B” Singles Consolation
(R16) George Gvelesiani (GT) d. P. Camacho (Louisville), 6-4, 6-0

“A” Doubles
(R16) M. Muguruza/E. Potvin (GT) d. R. Cowden/J. Paliello (MTSU), 8-5
(R16) S. Blackmon/R. Smith (GT) d. P. Dilaj/T. Nugent (Auburn), 9-8
(R16) D. Bernstein/J. Varela (UGA) d. G. Gomez/D. North (GT), 8-6

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