Nov. 14, 2016
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Georgia Tech men’s tennis junior Christopher Eubanks advanced to the second round of the singles main draw at the JSU Challenger, a USTA pro circuit event on the ATP Challenger Tour, with a 7-6 (3), 6-3 defeat of No. 198 Noah Rubin.
Eubanks served up 11 aces in his victory over Rubin. The pair battled it out on the first set with Rubin taking one of three break points to bring the set to a tiebreaker. The Yellow Jacket All-American was able to take control in the tiebreaker to secure the first set, 7-6 (3). Eubanks carried his momentum into the second set where he won two of the three break points, taking the set 6-3. The 6-foot-7 junior is ranked No. 937 in the ATP rankings.
At the collegiate level, Rubin played for Wake Forest for one year in 2014-15 before electing to turn pro. While at Wake Forest, Rubin competed in the NCAA Singles National Championships final as the No. 7 seed. Most recently, Rubin made it to the finals of the Stockton Challenger in Stockton, Calif. in October 2016.
Eubanks will play in the second round of the main draw on Tuesday against the winner of Monday evening’s match between Sekou Bangoura (USA) and Tim Van Rijthoven (Netherlands).