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Divar, Kay Drop Rematch with South Carolina in NCAA Doubles

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Carlos Divar and Michael Kay were unable to double down and grab a second victory over South Carolina’s Yancy Dennis and Gabriel Friedrich, falling 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday afternoon in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships.

After suffering a tough 6-3 loss in the first, the Yellow Jacket tandem went back-and-forth with the 31st-ranked team in the second. Divar and Kay battled to force a crucial deuce point in the 12th game, bet were unable to convert, dropping the set and the match, 7-5.

Tech’s leading doubles team fell to 18-9 overall on the regular season, ranking 20th in the nation entering this week’s tournament. The duo fought to a 14-5 mark in duals, reaching as high as No. 7 in the nation this year after toppling four nationally ranked foes, including the then-No. 3 doubles team out of Texas.

The Yellow Jackets were streaky all season, nabbing two win streaks of four or more matches and were riding a three-match hot streak entering the NCAA Tournament.

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