Feb. 18, 2018
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s tennis fell in a hard-fought 4-3 match to No. 25 South Carolina on Sunday afternoon at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
The Yellow Jackets (3-6) started off the day strong, taking the doubles point from the Gamecocks (10-2). Tech’s team of Phillip Gresk and Andrew Li downed Harrison O’Keefe/Wood Benton, 6-4 before Carlos Divar and Michael Kay defeated Gabriel Fridrich and Yancy Dennis by the same score.
In singles, No. 95 Dennis for South Carolina took down Phillip Gresk in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, before C. Yun fell to Wood Benton at the No. 6 position, 6-2, 6-1.
Andrew Li was unable to overcome Jubb at the No. 2, dropping a 6-2, 6-4 decision as No. 109 Fridrich defeated No. 39 Divar, 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the match for the Gamecocks.
Kay was then able to grind out a tough, three-set win over O’Keefe at the No. 5, winning 6-1, 6-7, 10-4. His fellow senior, Melendez, also grinding out a victory at the No. 4, coming back from two games down in the second set to win the match, 7-5, 7-5.
Georgia Tech next heads to the Lone Star State, facing off against Texas on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. eastern.