Gomez Defeated In NCAA Singles
Sophomore drops three-set battle in round of 32
May 21, 2009
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - After taking the first set, Georgia Tech's 11th-ranked Guillermo Gomez couldn't maintain the lead as he fell 6-3, 3-6, 2-6 to Southern Cal's Steve Johnson in the round of 32 Thursday at the 2009 NCAA Singles Championships in College Station, Texas.
The sophomore All-American jumped out to a commanding lead early, taking the first set 6-3. He then led 1-0 in the second, before Johnson climbed back to take the set by a 6-3 score. Gomez then fell behind 4-1 in the third, before his opponent closed out the set and the match with the win.
Gomez ends his outstanding season with a 29-10 record in singles play. He surpassed his 2008 win total of 27 by two-matches, and with 56 career wins he currently sits at eighth on the school's all-time win percentage list at .718 (56-22). Some of his honors include being named the ITA Mideast Region Player to Watch, as well as being named All-ACC for the second-straight year. Gomez was also outstanding in the classroom, garnering ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Second Team honors.