Aug. 5, 2016
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech men’s tennis rising junior Christopher Eubanks paired up with former high-school teammate and Georgia State student-athlete Zack Kennedy in the doubles quarterfinals of the BB&T Atlanta Open on Friday evening. The dynamic pair competed valiantly against Horacio Zeballos and Andres Molteni of Argentina, the No. 63- and No. 67-ranked doubles players in the world, but fell just short in a 5-7, 5-7 defeat.
“I think it just came down to lack of execution,” said Eubanks. “We didn’t do that as well as we did in the first match and I think it probably cost us”
Eubanks and Kennedy came out hot and took an early lead off Eubanks’ serve. However, the pair from Argentina stayed in it and won two games in a row to take the lead before holding on for a 7-5 victory in the first set.
Eubanks and Kennedy jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the second set but Molteni and Zeballos won six of the second set’s final seven games to seal the match with another 7-5 victory.
The summer isn’t over for Eubanks as he heads out in a few days for the west coast after receiving a wild card entry to the Nordic Naturals Challenger in Aptos, California.
“I’ve got to get ready to hop on a plane and head out to play again,” said Eubanks. “Playing here [BB&T Atlanta Open] gave me this opportunity and I’m pretty excited and can’t wait to get out there.”