10/28/10: Sports shorts

Golf team sets school record

The Jackets hosted the United States Collegiate Championship in Alpharetta, Ga. and won the event by a record 27 strokes. The win was the first team win for the Jackets this season after winning the ACC Championship last year.

Junior James White led the Jackets with a course-record 62 in the tournament’s first round. Finishing the tournament with a 72, White shot a 12-under-par 204, breaking the old tournament record by four strokes.
Freshman Richard Werenski and senior Kyle Scott performed well for the Jackets as both players tied for fourth in the individual portion of the tournament.

Ngo wins Regional Consolation Title

On Oct. 25, women’s tennis player sophomore Christina Ngo won five straight matches to win the consolation title in the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championship at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

Ngo only dropped one set in her final five matches and in her final match, Ngo defeated teammate junior Caroline Lilley 6-2. 7-6 (1) to take home the title. Ngo overcame uncertainty to win the match as rain delayed the start time and the match was later moved indoors.

Tech duo wins championship

The No. 43 ranked doubles team of junior Kevin King and sophomore Juan Spir won the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional at the University of Florida.

The team defeated another Jacket team that consisted of seniors Eliot Potvin and Ryan Smith, 8-6 in the final match. King and Spir reached the finals on Oct. 24 by defeating Georgia’s Sadio Doumbia and Ignacio Tabaoda, 8-5, and Potvin and Smith beat Roman Deridder and Wael Kilani of South Florida by the same score.

The win gives King and Spir a spot in the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, on Nov. 4-7, at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.