Miami Hurricanes lose doubleheader to Georgia Tech

03/16/2014 12:00 AM

03/16/2014 12:22 AM

The Miami Hurricanes baseball team lost a doubleheader to host Georgia Tech on Saturday – 13-7 in the first game and 4-3 in 10 innings in the nightcap.

In the opener, with UM leading 7-6 heading into the bottom of the eighth, Georgia Tech struck for seven runs and held on to win 13-7.

Javi Salas (1-3) was charged with the loss as Georgia Tech’s Matt Gonzalez, Keenan Innis and Brandon Gold each had RBI doubles in the eighth.

In the second game, the Hurricanes (11-9, 4-2 ACC) wasted a solid outing by Andrew Suarez, who pitched nine full innings. In the 10th, freshman closer Bryan Garcia allowed an unearned run as Georgia Tech won.

In Friday’s game, Tyler Palmer finished 2 for 4 with four RBI, including a two-RBI single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to propel UM to a 10-8 win.

Men’s tennis

The University of Miami men’s tennis team extended its winning streak to three matches after defeating visiting Boston University 6-1 on Saturday afternoon.

For the second match in a row, the Canes swept the doubles point after duos of Omar Aly and Wilfredo Gonzalez, and Diego Soto and Henrique Tsukamoto dispatched their opponents with identical 8-4 finishes.

Miami had four total straight-set victories in singles play, including freshman Daniel Shebshayevich’s first career singles victory, defeating Jay Leelavanich, 6-3, 6-4. Soto also carried over his excellent play from the last two matches, beating Jesse Frieder 6-1, 6-0.

The longest match of the afternoon was between senior Omar Aly and Chanon Varapongsittikul. After losing the first set 5-7, Aly battled to win the second, 6-2. The third set tie-breaker was a back-and-forth affair with both players trading points. Aly needed 12 points to finally secure the win and Miami’s final point of the day.

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