Feb. 5, 2017
AUBURN, Ala. – Georgia Tech men’s tennis (4-2) notched a hard fought win over Auburn (4-2) on the road on Sunday afternoon. The No. 24-ranked Jackets topped the Tigers, 4-3, playing indoors at the Yarbough Tennis Center.
Singles Update: Freshman Chris Yun took the first singles win for the Jackets, after Daniel Yun and Christopher Eubanks dropped their matches to tie the match up at 2-2. Chris Yun topped Conner Huertas in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. Cole Fiegel joined him shortly after, beating Edward Nguyen at the number four position, 6-3, 7-5. It all came down to senior Carlos Benito at the two spot after Elijah Melendez dropped one in three sets at six. Benito’s experience pulled through and the Madrid native clinched the win for the Jackets with a 6-7, 6-0, 6-3 defeat of Carles Sarrio.
Doubles Update: Tech took the doubles point, winning at spots two and three. Daniel Yun and Fiegel continued to impress, quickly taking a 6-1 victory over Sarrio and Olle Thestrup. Benito and Carlos Divar followed suit, clinching the doubles point with a 6-2 rout of Edward Nguyen and Dante Saleh.
Head coach Kenny Thorne says: “We had one of our betters wins today under adverse conditions. We were away from home and down two players and Eubanks had a tough loss. The resolve of our guys was great. We had some good senior leadership by Cole [Fiegel] and Carlos [Benito]. Chris Yun played a solid match; he played the way we know he can. Fortunately we get next weekend off to start getting ready for South Carolina.”