Gomez, Muguruza, Miljevic Advance in Rain-Soaked SIC Tennis

Sept. 20, 2009

Athens, Ga. -

All-American Guillermo Gomez advanced to the quarterfinals in Division I, while Dusan Miljevic and Miguel Muguruza reached the round of 16 Sunday as rain caused havoc with the draw at the Southern Intercollegiate Championship tennis tournament.

Remaining doubles matches in Divisions I and II were canceled, and no consolation matches will be played due to continuing rain at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

Gomez, a junior from Alicante, Spain, took a straight-set victory (6-1, 6-2) from Duke's Torstein Wietoska in the round of 32, then the third-seed advanced to Monday's quarterfinal with a walk-over win against Grega Teraz of East Tennessee State.

Meanwhile, No. 8 seed Muljevic (sophomore, Novi Sad, Serbia) downed Georgia's Alex Hill, 6-4, 6-1, in the round of 32 in Division II, and No. 9 seed Muguruza (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) eliminated Renzo Airadli of USC-Upstate, who retired in the second set after falling behind 6-3, 2-0.

Gomez will face Vanderbilt's Ryan Lipman in a Monday quarterfinal match in Division I at 9 a.m. In Division II, Muguruza is scheduled to face Vanderbilt's Charlie Jones, the No. 5 seed, at 9 a.m., and Miljevic is scheduled to face Georgia State's Martin Shishkov at 1:30 p.m.

In other Division I matches, Junior Eliot Potvin (Hampden, Maine) defeated Edgar Rodriguez of USC Upstate, 6-3, 6-4, Sunday in the round of 16 before falling to Duke's Henrique Cunha, 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (8). Junior Dean O'Brien (Benmore, South Africa) was eliminated in the round of 32 by Georgia's Drake Bernstein, 6-4, 6-3.

Austin Roebuck, a senior from Athens, beat Will Oliver of Georgia, 6-3, 6-2, Sunday in the Division II round of 64, then advanced to the round of 16 with a walk-over win against Daniel Isaza of East Tennessee State.

Dan Magill Tennis Complex, Athens, Ga.

Georgia Tech Schedule for Monday, Sept. 21

Division I singles - Quarterfinals Guillermo Gomez vs. Ryan Lipman (Vanderbilt), 9 a.m.

Division II singles - Round of 16 Miguel Muguruza vs. Charlie Jones (Vanderbilt), 9 a.m. Dusan Miljevic vs. Martin Shishkov (Georgia State), 1:30 p.m.

Georgia Tech Results from Sunday, Sept. 20

Division I singles Round of 32 [3] Guillermo Gomez def. Torstein Wietoska (Duke), 6-1, 6-2 Drake Bernstein (Georgia) def. Dean O'Brien, 6-4, 6-3 Eliot Potvin def. Edgar Rodriguez (USC Upstate), 6-3, 6-4

Round of 16 Guillermo Gomez def. Grega Teraz (East Tennessee State), w/o Henrique Cunha (Duke) def. Eliot Potvin, 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (8)

Division II singles Round of 64 Brock Sakey (Central Florida) def. Magin Ortiga, 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5) Austin Roebuck def. Will Oliver (Georgia), 6-3, 6-2

Round of 32 Dusan Miljevic def. Alex Hill (Georgia), 6-4, 6-1 Miguel Muguruza def. Renzo Airaldi (USC Upstate), 6-3, 2-0 retired

Round of 16 Austin Roebuck (Georgia Tech) def. Daniel Isaza (East Tennessee State), w/o

Division I doubles Round of 32 Smith/O'Brien vs. Paul/Salcedo (Vanderbilt), cancelled Gomez/Ortiga vs. Lipman/DiValerio (Vanderbilt), cancelled

Division II doubles Round of 16 Roebuck/Potvin vs. Cowden/Langley (Middle Tennessee State), cancelled Muguruza/Kenny vs. Shishkov/Mangin (Georgia State), cancelled