Senior Juan Melian wins 6-3, 6-3 on court two
No. 10 seed Yellow Jackets and No. 7 Seminoles face off at noon Thursday
Yellow Jackets open ACC Tournament play next Thursday
Senior Juan Spir has won six straight matches for Yellow Jackets
Spir knocks off nation's top-ranked player at No. 1 singles
General Info: Southern Conference Player of the Year in 2011 and two-time all-SoCon performer who transferred to Georgia Tech following the spring season of 2011 ... Plugged into the middle of Tech's lineup from the beginning of the spring, and moved up to play the No. 1 and 2 positions as a senior.
Went 39-27 in singles in two seasons at Georgia Tech, and compiled a collegiate career mark of 78-37 ... Went 19-24 as a doubles player at Tech.
2012-13: - Match-by-Match
Played at the top of Tech's singles lineup in the spring, going 4-4 at No. 1 and 8-5 at No. 2, and finished the year with a 21-15 overall singles mark and 12-9 in dual matches ... Beat two ranked players, No. 52 Bob van Overbeek of Florida and No. 89 Domonic Citrone of Florida State ... Played most of his doubles matches with freshman Nathan Rakitt, going 14-11 overall and 9-7 in dual matches.
2011-12: Played in the middle of the Tech lineup, going 6-6 at the No. 3 position, 5-2 at No. 4 in the final four weeks of the season ... Paired with Vikram Hundal in doubles early in the spring but gave way to Sebastian Lopez for the last 10 matches ... Reached the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional in the fall ... Posted a 6-3 singles record for the Jackets while ranked 97th nationally ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional before falling to Georgia's Ignacio Taboada (No. 110) ... Also posted a 1-3 record in doubles play for Tech ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2010-11 (at Georgia Southern): 2011 Southern Conference Player of the Year ... Member of SoCon All-Conference first team ... Had 22 victories at No. 1 singles for second place all-time for Georgia Southern for wins in singles play in a season ... 22-1 record in singles play set team's all-time best winning-percentage mark (.957) ... Closed 2011 season with a 16-match winning streak in singles play ... Led the conference in singles with an undefeated 10-0 record (10-0), eight of the 10 wins coming in single sets ... Named SoCon Men's Tennis Player of the Month for March ... Awarded SoCon Men's Tennis Player of the Week honors for matches played April 11-17th.
2009-10 (at Georgia Southern): Named to the 2010 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team ... Displayed promising collegiate career during freshman campaign, leading the team in singles victories ... Tallied a 14-6 dual singles mark, 5-4 SoCon ledger and 17-9 overall singles record for the season ... Saw action at the Nos. 1, 2 and 4 seeds ... Went 10-3 at No. 2 and 3-3 at the top singles position ... Was 5-1 at the two seed against conference foes ... Posted a 2-1 record in tiebreakers ... Defeated nationally ranked No. 112 Dusan Miljevic of then-No. 43 Georgia Tech in straight sets, dropping only three games ... Won six consecutive straight-set matches during March ... Teamed with Gregory Bekkers, Justin Flynn, Alain Garrido and Matthijs Verdam in doubles ... Posted a .500 fall mark going 3-3 in singles action, competing in three tournaments ... Picked up first collegiate win at the Seminole Invite uprooting Florida State's Aaron May in a super-tiebreak ... Won a tight match in the ITA Southeast Regional over Austin Roebuck of Georgia Tech after suffering a tough loss to Borja Malo of Georgia ... Defeated Igor Ogrizek from Radford in the opening round of the Crimson Tide Invitational in straight sets.
Prep: Ranked in Top 115 in Spain ... Participated in ITF and Futures world tournaments, taking titles in singles and doubles ITF tournaments ... Won the Abama Junior Cup in 2008 ... Recorded wins over Top 50 ITF Junior players.
Personal: Full name is Juan Melian Puigventos ... Born April 11, 1991 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain ... Is the son of Juan Manuel and Elena Melian Puigventos ... Majored in Technology Options at Georgia Southern.
|Career Results (Singles)|
|2011-12||5-6 (.455)||12-9 (.571)||18-12 (.600)|
|2012-13||4-6 (.400)||12-9 (.571)||21-15 (.583)|
|Total||9-12 (.429)||24-18 (.571)||39-27 (.591)|
|Career Results (Doubles)|
|2011-12||0-3 (.000)||4-10 (.286)||5-13 (.278)|
|2012-13||2-5 (.286)||9-7 (.563)||14-11 (.560)|
|Total||2-8 (.200)||13-17 (.433)||19-24 (.442)|