Men's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, January 15

Jan. 15, 2010

Georgia Tech Men's Tennis Opens Spring Season with 5-2 win over UAB

The Georgia Tech men's tennis team earned a hard-fought 5-2 win over UAB on Friday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis center in the team's first match of the spring season.

Tech captured the doubles point in a clean sweep, with the team of Juan Spir and Miguel Muguruza clinching the point with an 8-4 win over UAB's David Zimmerman and Dan Cornei.

In singles, Gomez gave the Jackets a 2-0 lead with a 6-1, 6-1 straight set win over Cornei at number one singles. It was at this point that the Blazers mounted a comeback, as Manlow knocked off Spir at number two 7-5, 6-4 and Zimmerman won a three-set thriller (7-5, 4-6, 6-4), over Tech's Dusan Miljevic at number three to not the match up a two points a apiece.

Note: Results from the Naples Tournament and National Collegiate Tennis Classic will be available later in the weekend ACCtion pages at the conclusion of play.