Oct. 4, 2009
ATLANTA, GA – Clemson’s Gera Boryachinskiy advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Georgia Tech Men’s Tennis Fall Invitational in Atlanta, GA Saturday.
Boryachinskiy defeated his first round opponent Michael Wardell of Auburn 6-7 (5) 6-2, 6-1. He later won over Ryan Smith after an injury that forced him to retire, 7-6 (4) 1-0 Ret. Inj.
Boryachinskiy is now in the quarterfinal round in the A Draw.
In doubles, fourth-seeded Carlos Alvarez-Gera Boryachinskiy (CU) d. Will Beck and Zach Pine (Va. Tech) 8-4 in the first round of play.
“Coach Boetsch and I are happy with the way the guys competed in the first day,” said Clemson Head Coach Chuck McCuen. “Our strength and conditioning coach David Helms has this team fit and they never gave up all day. We had some very solid wins today and fought hard for every point.”
The Tournament will continue in Atlanta on Sunday and Monday.
Georgia Tech Men’s Tennis Fall Invitational Atlanta, GA
Singles-A Draw (32 Players) Round of 32 Edward Jones (Tennessee) d. Carlos Alvarez (CU) 6-3, 6-2 Consolation Draw Carlos Alvarez (Clemson) d. Borja Malo (Georgia) 6-3, 6-3
Round of 32 Rok Bizjak (Clemson) d. Seventh-Seeded Miguel Muguruza (GT) 6-4, 6-7 (5) 6-2 Round of 16 Michael Pereira (UNC-Wilmington) d. Rok Bizjak (Clemson) 6-4, 7-6
Round of 32 Gera Boryachinskiy (Clemson) d. Michael Wardell (Auburn) 6-7 (5) 6-2, 6-1 Round of 16 Gera Boryachinskiy (Clemson) d. Ryan Smith (Georgia Tech) 7-6 (4) 1-0 Ret. Inj.
Singles-B Draw (32 Players) Henry Mangin (Georgia State) d. Moritz Dettinger (Clemson) 6-4, 7-5
Doubles-A Draw (16 Players) Fourth-Seeded Carlos Alvarez-Gera Boryachinskiy (CU) d. Will Beck and Zach Pine (Va. Tech) 8-4
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