Spir, Hundal Drop Quarterfinal Match at NCAA Doubles Championship
Yellow Jacket duo beaten by Mississippi team in straight sets
May 25, 2013
Urbana, Ill. - Georgia Tech's doubles team of Juan Spir and Vikram Hundal bowed out in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship Friday, losing in straight sets to Mississippi at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex/Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Ill.
The Tech tandem, ranked 10th in the nation, lost, 6-2, 6-4 to the nation's 3rd -ranked team of Jonas Lutjen and Nik Scholtz of Mississippi, bringing their season to an end with a 20-6 record..
Spir became an ITA All-American for the third time, an automatic honor when a team reaches the NCAA quarterfinals, and Hundal for the first time when they defeated a Texas A&M team Friday.
Spir and Hundal, a sophomore from Alpharetta, Ga., joined forces in the fall to play in the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional and won the title the first time they played together competitively. They went on to win the consolation draw at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships.
They went 13-2 in tournament play this year, and were 7-3 at the top of Tech's doubles lineup in dual matches before Hundal sustained a knee injury at the end of February. At that point they reached their season-high national ranking of No. 3l.
Spir complete a career in which he became the most accomplished doubles player in Tech history. He partnered with Kevin King to win 75 matches in two-plus years before this season. Spir has been involved in a Tech-record 103 doubles victories in his career. He was 4-2 in NCAA doubles competition with King, reaching the semifinals in 2011. They are the only Tech team to reach the semifinals of the NCAA Championship