@GT_MTEN Falls to No. 3 Virginia

April 8, 2016

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THE FLATS – The No. 31 Georgia Tech men’s tennis team was defeated by No. 3 Virginia on Friday night by a score of 5-2. The Jackets dropped to 14-6 and 7-3 in ACC play.

“I think the doubles results were a lit bit unfortunate,” head coach Kenny Thorne said. “I counted five break points con courts 1 and 2, and we didn’t convert on any. You’ve got to give Virginia credit for playing well. I think we came back and fought hard at the beginning of singles and just didn’t quite close things out on a couple of matches. Give huge credit to Chris Eubanks and Carlos Benito for beating two very good players. Eubanks took down the NCAA individual champion from last year, so huge credit to him. That’s a great win. And huge credit to Benito – that guy he beat was No. 6 in the nation. It just shows that we’re heading in the right direction. The guys are believing more and more.”

No. 12 Chris Eubanks of Georgia Tech defeated Ryan Shane, the No.7 player in the nation and defending national champion, by a score of 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 in No. 1 singles. Carlos Benito defeated No. 6 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski by a score of 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 in No. 2 singles.

Tennis Match Results
Virginia vs Georgia Tech Apr 08, 2016 at Atlanta, Ga. (Ken Byers Tennis Complex)

#3 Virginia 5, #31 Georgia Tech 2

Singles competition
1. #12 Christopher Eubanks (GT) def. #7 Ryan Shane (VA) 7-5, 2-6, 6-2
2. Carlos Benito (GT) def. #6 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (VA) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
3. #38 Collin Altamirano (VA) def. Cole Fiegel (GT) 6-3, 6-4
4. Henrik Wiersholm (VA) def. Nathan Rakitt (GT) 7-5, 6-1
5. J.C. Aragone (VA) def. Andrew Li (GT) 6-1, 6-3
6. Luca Corinteli (VA) def. Michael Kay (GT) 7-5, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. #2 Ryan Shane/Luca Corinteli (VA) def. #32 Michael Kay/Casey Kay (GT) 6-4
2. #9 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski/Mac Styslinger (VA) def. #64 Christopher Eubanks/Carlos Benito (GT) 6-3 3. Nathan Rakitt/Andrew Li (GT) vs. J.C. Aragone/Collin Altamirano (VA) 4-5, unfinished

Match Notes:
Virginia 18-3 (8-1); National ranking #3
Georgia Tech 14-6 (7-3); National ranking #31
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (5,6,4,3,1,2)
T-2:05 A-301


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