Eubanks Advances to SIC Quarterfinals

Sept. 12, 2015

Athens, Ga. – Christopher Eubanks downed Jordan Cox of Georgia Gwinnett Saturday in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals in the top singles draw of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga.

Tournament draws and results

The SIC continues through Monday, when the championship matches in singles and doubles will be held.

SINGLES UPDATE – Eubanks, a sophomore from Atlanta seeded third in the tournament, won his third straight match in a 6-2, 6-4 decision over Cox, and will face seventh-seeded Joao Monteiro of Virginia Tech at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Junior Cole Fiegel lost his round of 16 match to the Hokies’ Amerigo Contini in three sets.

Two other Yellow Jackets remain alive in the tournament. Sophomore Michael Kay took a straight-set decision in the Division I consolation round over Sam Philp of Mercer, while sophomore Elijah Melendez defeated Barry’s Renato Lombardi in three sets in the Division II singles consolation.

DOUBLES UPDATE – Melendez and Daniel Yun won twice Saturday to move into the quarterfinals in Division II, defeating Alejandro Manzanares and Thais Minet of Lipscomb, 8-2, and Florian Graskamp and Ramon van Flymen of Eastern Kentucky, 8-5. The sophomore duo will face Egor Panyushkin and Fons Verberne of Saint Leo in the quarterfinals Sunday afternoon. Casey Kay and Andrew Li won their opening-round match over Zack Kennedy and Jack MacFarlane of Georgia State, 8-3, then fell in the round of 16 to David Durham and Drew Wendel of Kennesaw State.

SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPSSept. 11-14, 2015Athens, Ga. | Host: University of Georgia

Saturday, Sept. 12

Division I Singles Round of 16 Amerigo Contini (Virginia Tech) def. Cole Fiegel (Georgia Tech), 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 [3] Christopher Eubanks (Georgia Tech) def. Jordan Cox (Georgia Gwinnett), 6-2, 6-4 [7]

Division I Singles First Round Consolation Michael Kay (Georgia Tech) def. Sam Philp (Mercer), 7-6(4), 6-4 Trey Yates (Kentucky) def. Andrew Li (Georgia Tech), 3-6, 6-0, 1-0(9)

Division II Singles First Round Consolation Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech) def. Renato Lombardi (Barry), 2-6, 6-4, 1-0(4) Marco Almorin (Columbus State) def. Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech), 7-5, 5-7, 1-0(4)

Miscellaneous matches Simon Pritchard (Kennesaw State) def. Nathan Rakitt (Georgia Tech), 0-6, 7-6, 6-2

Division I Doubles Round of 32 David Herrerias/Jose Salazar (Arkansas) def. Cole Fiegel/Nathan Rakitt (Georgia Tech), 8-7 Casey Kay/Andrew Li (Georgia Tech) def. Zack Kennedy/Jack MacFarlane (Georgia State), 8-3 Nicolas Dreer/Dominik Haider (Barry) def. [2] Christopher Eubanks/Michael Kay (Georgia Tech), 8-3

Division I Doubles Round of 16 David Durham/Drew Wendel (Kennesaw State) def. Casey Kay/Andrew Li (Georgia Tech), 8-7

Division II Doubles Round of 32 Elijah Melendez/Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Alejandro Manzanares/Thais Minet (Lipscomb), 8-2

Division II Doubles Round of 16 Elijah Melendez/Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Florian Graskamp/Ramon van Flymen (Eastern Kentucky), 8-5

THE SIC FIELD – The 2015 tournament features 174 participants from 28 schools: Arkansas, Armstrong State, Barry, Clemson, College of Charleston, Columbus State, Davidson, East Tennessee State, Eastern Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Georgia, Georgia College, Georgia Gwinnett, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, Kentucky, Lander, Liberty, Lipscomb, Memphis, Mercer, Mississippi State, Saint Leo, Stetson, Tennessee Tech, Virginia Tech and Winthrop.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT – The SIC field is divided into three singles divisions and two doubles divisions, and with a champion from each division. Two rounds of consolation matches will be played for first round losers in singles, but no doubles consolation. No-ad scoring is in place for both singles and doubles.

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