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March 14, 2010
ATLANTA - Junior Miguel Muguruza picked up a hard fought three-set victory to help the Georgia Tech Men's Tennis team (9-3, 1-1 ACC) to a 4-3 victory over Miami (5-5, 0-3) Sunday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
Muguruza came out strong and won the first set 6-3 over Waylon Chin. The Hurricanes No. 4 player responded by taking the second set, 6-4. With a chance to clinch, Muguruza was able to get the win with a 6-3 mark in the third set.
After splitting the doubles matches on court one and three, the Yellow Jackets tandem of Eliot Potvin and Dean O'Brien were unable to hold a 6-3 advantage, eventually falling to Keith Crowley and Hector Nieto, 9-8 (7-3) to give the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The No. 19 Florida State men's tennis team fought until the last set of the match, but fell short to the No. 44 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 4-3. The Seminoles lost their second home match of the season to bring their record to 10-3 while Notre Dame rose to 7-7. Today's lose was their third match in five days for the Seminoles and first match at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center in two weeks.
The Seminoles started strong winning on court two and three to earn the doubles point. After losing the first doubles match senior Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.) and junior Clint Bowles (Tampa, Fla.) won on court two, 9-7, against the Fighting Irish's duo of Tyler Davis and Niall Fitzgerald. The freshmen duo of Andres Bucaro (Guatemala City, Guatemala) and Anderson Reed (Daphne, Ala.) won the last doubles match with a 8-6 victory over Daniel Stahl and David Anderson on court three.
The Seminoles had a great beginning in singles with two victories. Aubone upset No. 19 Casey Watt on court one with a 6-2, 6-4 win. With his win today the reigning ACC player of the year is now 12-3 this season. Senior Vahid Mirzadeh (Wellington, Fla.) continued his winning ways with a 6-2, 6-2 victory on court two against Stephen Havens.