Eubanks Drops Three-Set Battle to Sela in U.S. Open

Aug. 28, 2017

NEW YORK — Georgia Tech men’s tennis senior Christopher Eubanks fell in his first-round matchup against No. 72 Dudi Sela, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2, in the 2017 U.S. Open on Monday afternoon.

Despite a slow start in set one, Eubanks regained his groove and battled tough in the second to force a dead-even 4-4 split before Sela was the first to break, going up 5-4 before eventually taking the set on his next serve.

The two continued to fight in the third set with Eubanks getting two points, however, Sela was able to keep the Atlanta native from extending the match, finishing the set off 6-2.

Overall, Eubank’s first serve continued to prove powerful as he finished with 10 aces in the match compared to Sela’s two, despite four double faults on the day.

Eubanks isn’t finished yet in The Big Apple as he moves to play in the doubles main draw with Christian Harrison at a to-be-determined time. Eubanks is also still scheduled to compete in the American Collegiate Invitational on Sept. 7-9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The winners of the single-elimination tournament will receive a wild card into the 2018 U.S. Open, main draw or qualifying, depending on his or her ranking next summer.

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