GT def Clemson 6-1
very tough loss. The score says 6-1 but it was much closer. 4 of our 5 losses were 3 set battles.
1: 16 Gomez def DiFazio 6-4 2-6 6-4:This was the heartbreaker. This would have easily been DiFazio's best win of his career and really helped his ranking. Gomez came out the blocks firing. He was taking the ball early and commanding every point with a long wind-up forehand. Typical Spaniard style, raced to a 3-0 lead. DiFazio fought back and forced Gomez to start taking the ball later and being less confident. DiFazio played very well in the 2nd set. He dictated the angles. Gomez lost his ability to get on top the ball and dictate. DiFazio also took advantage of Gomez's poor movement to his backhand side. DiFazio had a 4-3 lead in the 3rd set and had points for a 5-3 lead but then the wheels fell off. For whatever reason DiFazio fell apart. Winning no points from 4-4 till the end. Gomez was able to prevail after a controversial call at 30-0.(DiFazio made a big deal out of it, but it didn't matter the wheels were already gone).
Gomez is a future pro. He can probably crack the top 200 in the ATP. I think he would be very strong on clay. He has more sense and ability on the forehand wing than most everyone else I have seen in college. If he can add a little bit of power he can be a good challenger clay court player in the future.
2: Y.Maden def 67 Spir 6-4 6-1
Impressive victory for Yannick. He was very close to another ranked win when he barely fell to Wolff after blowing a 5-2 lead. He will be in the rankings soon. Spir got off to a qucik start and led 3-0 in the 1st set. Yannick then outscored Spir 6-1 6-1 Spir could not hit the court with a volley all match. Into the net or wide everytime. It was scary to watch.
GT would win 4-6 in tight 3 set affairs.