Eubanks, Fiegel Reach SIC Round of 16

Sept. 12, 2015

Tournament draws and results

Christopher Eubanks and Cole Fiegel each won two matches Friday and have reached the round of 16 in the top singles draw of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga.

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 first-round match in straight sets over Santiago Munoz of Arkansas, 6-4, 7-6, then took three sets to get by Otakar Lucak of Armstrong State, 7-6, 4-6, 6-2. He faces a round of 16 match Saturday against Jordan Cox of Georgia Gwinnett. Fiegel, a junior from Alachua, Fla., won both of his matches in straight sets, defeating Dominik Haider of Barry, 6-3, 6-2, in the first round, then knocked off the No. 9 seed, Simon Pritchard of Kennesaw State, 6-3, 7-5. He’ll meet fifth-seeded of Amerigo Contini of Virginia Tech Saturday in the round of 16.

Nathan Rakitt, seeded 10th in the top singles bracket, won his opener, 6-4, 6-2, against Luke Johnson of Clemson, but bowed out in the round of 32 to Georgia’s Paul Oosterbaan. Sophomore Michael Kay lost his opening match to Jose Salazar or Arkansas, and freshman Andrew Li dropped his opener to Luca Cerin of Armstrong State.

In Division II, sophomores Elijah Melendez and Daniel Yun won their opening-round matches in straight sets before falling in the round of 32.

DOUBLES UPDATE — All four of Tech’s doubles teams begin competition Saturday. Fiegel and Rakitt, Eubanks and Michael Kay, and Casey Kay and Andrew Li received first-round byes in Division I. Melendez and Yun are competing in Division II.

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

Friday, Sept. 11

Division I Singles Round of 64 Cole Fiegel (Georgia Tech) def. Dominik Haider (Barry), 6-2, 6-3 [3] Christopher Eubanks (Georgia Tech) def. Santiago Munoz (Arkansas), 6-4, 7-6(4) Jose Salazar (Arkansas) def. Michael Kay (Georgia Tech), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 [10] Nathan Rakitt (Georgia Tech) def. Luke Johnson (Clemson), 6-4, 6-2 Luca Cerin (Armstrong State) def. Andrew Li (Georgia Tech), 6-4, 0-6, 6-1

Round of 32 Cole Fiegel (Georgia Tech) def. [9] Simon Pritchard (Kennesaw State), 6-3, 7-5 [3] Christopher Eubanks (Georgia Tech) def. Otakar Lucak (Armstrong State), 7-6, 4-6, 6-2 Paul Oosterbaan (Georgia) def. [10] Nathan Rakitt (Georgia Tech), 6-4, 6-2

Division II Singles Round of 64 Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech) def. Josh Ryan (Winthrop), 6-3, 6-3 Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Aaron Gomez (Virginia Tech), 6-4, 6-2 Alejandro Valencia (Kennesaw State) def. Casey Kay (Georgia Tech), 6-4, 7-5

Round of 32 Juan Marino (Arkansas) def. Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech), 6-2, 7-6 Zack Kennedy (Georgia State) def. Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech), 6-4, 6-3

Division I Doubles Round of 64 Byes: C. Fiegel/N. Rakitt (Georgia Tech), C. Kay/A. Li (Georgia Tech), C. Eubanks/M. Kay (Georgia Tech)

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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