Orlando, Fla. -- Georgia Tech's Juan Melian finished off his weekend at the USTA Clay Court Invitational Sunday on a high note, defeating Florida's Billy Federhofer in straight sets at Disney's Wide World of Sports.
The senior from Las Palmas, Spain captured a 6-4, 6-4 victory over the Gator senior in the consolation bracket of the Gold Draw, completing his weekend and his fall season with two straight wins to improve to 6-3 this fall.
Meanwhile sophomore Eduardo Segura and freshman Nathan Rakitt bowed out in consolation matches in the Garnet Draw. Rakitt fell in three sets to Florida Atlantic's Jose Fantova, 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (11-9), while Rakitt dropped a straight-set decision to Gage Brymer of Irvine, Calif.
Tech has completed its fall schedule with the exception of Juan Spir and Vikram Hundal, who will compete in the USTA/ITA National Collegiate Indoor Chanpionships next weekend at the Billie Jean National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow, N.Y.
USTA CLAY COURT INVITATIONAL
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Gold Draw Consolations
Melian (GT) def. Federhofer (UF) 6-4, 6-4
Garnet Draw Consolations
Fantova (FAU) def. Segura (GT) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (11-9)
Brymer (USTA) def. Rakitt (GT) 6-2, 7-5
Spear Draw Consolations
Gladstone (UCD) vs. Sharma (GT) NO SCORE REPORTED