Jan. 16, 2017
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s tennis junior Christopher Eubanks claimed the singles title at the MLK Invitational on Monday afternoon in front of a packed house at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex. The Yellow Jackets took a total of 19matches over the three days of competition, facing off against No. 5 Georgia on the final day of play.
Singles Update: Sophomore Andrew Li grabbed the first singles win for the Jackets in straight sets over Georgia’s No. 56 Jan Zielinski, 7-5, 6-3. Eubanks topped Georgia’s No. 22 Wayne Montgomery on court one, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4. It is the second time the pair faced off this season, Eubanks beat Montgomery at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships in November. Daniel Yun kept up with No. 31 Emil Reinberg, taking the first set before falling in the third, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Doubles Update: The Jackets fought hard through their doubles matches but the Bulldogs managed to stay ahead, winning all three doubles matches. Eubanks and Li teamed up for the first time on the court.
Head coach Kenny Thorne says: “I think overall in the tournament we had good doubles but the exception was probably today. In singles we were fighting really hard, hung in there and made some good decisions towards the end of sets and it paid off for Andrew and Chris [Eubanks]. I think we just need to push a little bit further on the other courts and deep in the third and we’re going to be right there. It’s nothing that we can’t correct and get going for our first match against them on Friday.”
The Yellow Jackets return to action on Friday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. when they host Georgia at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
Georgia Tech Results
#54 Jan Zielinski/Robert Loeb (Georgia) def. Christopher Eubanks/Andrew Li (Georgia Tech) 6-2
Walker Duncan/Wayne Montgomery (Georgia) def. Daniel Yun/Carlos Divar (Georgia Tech) 6-4
Emil Reinberg/Alex Phillips (Georgia) def. Chris Yun/Michael Kay (Georgia Tech) 7-5
#9 Christopher Eubanks (Georgia Tech) def. #22 Wayne Montgomery (Georgia) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4
#61 Andrew Li (Georgia Tech) def. #56 Jan Zielinski (Georgia) 7-5, 6-3
#31 Emil Reinberg (Georgia) def. Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
Robert Loeb (Georgia) def. Chris Yun (Georgia Tech) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Alex Phillips (Georgia) def. Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
#79 Walker Duncan (Georgia) def. Cole Fiegel (Georgia Tech) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4