June 15, 2015
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s Christopher Eubanks has received a wild card entry into the main singles draw for the BB&T Atlanta Open, which begins July 25 and runs through Aug. 2 at Atlantic Station. Tournament organizers announced the wild card Monday morning.
It is the fifth straight year an active Yellow Jacket player has participated in the U.S. Open Series event.
The rising Tech sophomore from Atlanta, who earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors last spring, posted a 25-21 singles record as a freshman, including an 11-9 mark in tournament play and 14-12 in dual matches. Among his victories were six against ranked opponents, three against foes ranked in the top 20 nationally. He received a bid to the NCAA singles championship, the first Yellow Jacket freshman to play in the national championship since 2008, and finished the spring No. 47 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings.
Former Tech All-American Juan Spir, played in the main doubles draw last year, and teamed with Tech All-American Kevin King played in the main doubles draw in 2013. King teamed with former Georgia player Drake Bernstein in 2011, and also earned a spot in the singles qualifying draw in 2012.
Another rising Tech sophomore, Michael Kay of Alpharetta, Ga., won one of four pre-qualifying tournaments held in Atlanta last weekend and is in the running for a wild card berth into the tournament’s singles qualifying draw. The wild card berth is given annually to an Atlanta player, and the winners of last weekend’s four tournaments will play off for the berth July 21-22 at Atlantic Station.
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