Three Advance To Semifinals at Georgia Tech Invitational


Oct. 4, 2008

ATLANTA - The Auburn men's tennis team continued to succeed at the Georgia Tech Invitational in the second day of competition as two singles competitors and one doubles team advanced to the semi-finals.

The Top-seed in the "B" bracket, Milan Krnjetin, will take on Furman's Phillip Fuelkell in Sunday's semi-final round after winning two matches Saturday including a quarterfinal win against fellow tiger Nick Maurillo, 6-1, 6-3. Kenjetin also defeated Alex Wethenell of UNC-¬Wilmington, 6-2, 6-1, and has not lost a set in the tournament.

Maurillo defeated Markus Wessinhagge of Southern Mississippi, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5, in the round of 16 before falling to Krnjetin. Michel Monteiro also advanced to the round of 16 in the "B" draw after day one but fell to Vanderbilt's Alex Divalerin, 6-4, 6-3.

The No. 2 seed in the "B" bracket Alex Petropoulos came from behind to defeat Southern Mississippi's Felipe Sylva in his first match of the day, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, but could not pull out the win versus the No. 5 seed Rafael Array of Armstrong Atlantic State, 2-6, 2-6.

Senior Lukas Marsoun will join Krnjetin on Sunday in the "A" draw. Marsoun takes on the No. 2 seeded Nejc Podkrajsek of Georgia State in his first match of the day after he defeated Vanderbilt's James Moye, 6-2, 6-2, and Georgia's Christian Vitulli, 0-6, 7-6(5), 6-1.

In doubles action the senior and freshman duo of Marsoun and Alex Stamchev will take on the host team, Georgia Tech's Miguel Muguruza and Ryan Smith in the final round of the "B" bracket. Marsoun and Stamchev defeated Kinshuk Sharma and Illia Ziamtsou, 8-6.

Georgia's Javier Garrapiz and Josh Varela were then unable to compete because of injury pushing Auburn through to the final round.