Tulsa, OK - Georgia Tech All-American Guillermo Gomez failed to get past the round of 16 at the D’Novo/ITA All-American Tennis Championships, falling in three sets Friday morning to Drew Courtney of Virginia.
The senior from Alicante, Spain, seeded fourth in this event and ranked fourth in the country, lost 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, to the 27th-ranked player in the nation. It was Gomez’s first loss of the fall after eight straight victories. He is 93-31 for his career.
Gomez was the last Georgia Tech player alive in the first national championship event of the year. Sophomore Juan Spir, after winning six matches in the pre-qualifying and qualifying rounds of the tournament, lost in the first round of singles, and also lost in the first round of doubles with Kevin King.
Tech returns to action Oct. 21 in a USTA/ITA Regional event in Gainesville, Fla.
D’NOVO/ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Case Tennis Center, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla.
Main Draw Results
Singles Round of 64 – Thursday
Guillermo Gomez (4) d. Dean Jackson, San Diego, 6-3, 6-0
Austen Childs, Louisville (10), d. Juan Spir, 6-4, 6-4
Singles Round of 32 – Thursday
Guillermo Gomez (4) d. Ionut Beleleu, Oklahoma (33), 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Singles Round of 16 – Friday
Drew Courtney (27), Virginia, d. Guillermo Gomez (4), 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Doubles Round of 32 -- Thursday
Steve Johnson/Daniel Nguyen (8), Southern California d. Kevin King/Juan Spir (60), 8-6