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Men's Tennis Falls to Georgia Tech, 6-1

March 29, 2013

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Sophomore Philip Nelson and junior Michael McGinnis teamed to defeat a nationally-ranked doubles pair, but Boston College fell to Georgia Tech, 6-1, at the Dedham Health & Athletic Complex in Dedham, Mass., on Thursday afternoon.

The Eagles (5-8, 0-3 ACC) lost the other two doubles matches to the Yellow Jackets (8-10, 1-4 ACC) to concede the doubles point before dropping five of six singles matches.

Nelson and McGinnis beat the ITA's 51st-ranked doubles team, Juan Spir and Eduardo Segura, 8-6 on court No. 1.

Freshman Kyle Childree won his first career ACC match as he picked up BC's lone singles victory with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Garrett Gordon on court No. 5.

Next, Boston College plays Virginia on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Manchester Athletic Club in Manchester, Mass.

Boston College Results: (1-6)

Doubles: (1-2)
No. 1 - Philip Nelson and Michael McGinnis (BC) defeat No. 51 Juan Spir and Eduardo Segura (GT), 8-6
No. 2 - Nathan Rakitt and Juan Melian (GT) defeat Billy Grokenberger and Matt Wagner (BC), 8-6
No. 3 - Garrett Gordon and Colin Edwards (GT) defeat Kyle Childree and Alexandre Thirouin (BC), 8-6

Singles: (1-5)
No. 1 - Juan Melian (GT) defeats Philip Nelson (BC), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
No. 2 - No. 79 Juan Spir (GT) defeats Michael McGinnis (BC), 7-5, 6-3
No. 3 - Nathan Rakitt (GT) defeats Jonathan Raude (BC), 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 - Eduardo Segura (GT) defeats Billy Grokenberger (BC), 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 - Kyle Childree (BC) defeats Garrett Gordon (GT), 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 - Colin Edwards (GT) defeats Matt Wagner (BC), 6-4, 7-6 (14-12)

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