Sept. 24, 2015
THE FLATS – While Georgia Tech’s top four players rest and prepare for next week’s ITA All-American Championships, five others take to the Ken Byers Tennis Complex courts this weekend for the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational.
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION — The tournament will consist of a 64-player singles draw and a 32-team doubles draw with championship matches on Sunday. Back draw finals also will be played Sunday. Doubles matches will be 8-game pro sets, singles matches 2 out of 3 sets. No-AD scoring will be utilized for all matches.
On Friday, there will be a wave of 32 singles matches that begin at 9 a.m., followed by 16 doubles matches that begin at 1:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, doubles matches will begin at 9 a.m., followed by singles matches at 10 a.m. We expect competition to be finished by 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, by 3 p.m. Sunday.
A total of 64 players represent 11 teams — Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, The Citadel, UNC Wilmington.
PARKING ALERT — Fans attending the matches on Friday must park in the W23 Visitor Deck, accessible by taking 10th Street West from I-75/85 to State Street and turning left. Parking for Saturday and Sunday is available in the McCamish Pavilion lot, 8th Street or Fowler Street.
TEAM UPDATE — Georgia Tech has competed in one event this fall, the Southern Intercollegiate Championship two weeks ago in Athens, Ga., where sophomore Christopher Eubanks reached the semifinals in the main singles draw before falling to top-seeded Wayne Montgomery of Georgia. Meanwhile, another sophomore duo of Elijah Melendez and Daniel Yun swept through to the doubles title in the Division II draw.
SINGLES UPDATE — Five Tech players are entered into the singles draw this weekend — senior Casey Kay, sophomore Michael Kay and freshman Andrew Li, as well as Melendez and Yun. The elder Kay went 1-2 in Athens, while younger brother Michael went 2-1. Li and Yun each went 1-2.
DOUBLES UPDATE — The Kay brothers will team up for doubles for the first time this fall, but has played only two matches together as Yellow Jackets. Melendez and Yun will attempt to win their second title of the fall.
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