Nov. 3, 2015
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s Christopher Eubanks has received an at-large bid into the main singles draw for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, which will be conducted Nov. 12-15 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
Eubanks is the first Tech player to participate in the National Indoor Championship since Juan Spir and Vikram Hundal played doubles in 2012. He is the first to compete in the singles draw since current ATP Tour pro Kevin King in 2011.
“It is a great earned honor for Chris to represent Georgia Tech in the National Indoors. It is the toughest national tournament to qualify for because it only has 32 singles players accepted,” said Tech head coach Kenny Thorne. “You have to earn your way through regionals as well even if you have a very good national ranking. It is also special since you are playing at the site of the U.S. Open. The USTA does a great job in hosting the event, so it will be a special time for Chris. The goal is now to go and play the way he can play and fight like a champion.”
The rising Tech sophomore from Atlanta, who earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors last spring, is ranked No. 24 nationally in singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and leads the Yellow Jackets in singles wins this fall with an 8-3 record. He reached the semifinals of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in September and the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional in October. He received a wild card bid in singles and doubles last summer to the BB&T Atlanta Open.
Eubanks posted a 25-21 singles record as a freshman, including an 11-9 mark in tournament play and 14-12 in dual matches. Among his victories were six against ranked opponents, three against foes ranked in the top 20 nationally. He received a bid to the NCAA singles championship, the first Yellow Jacket freshman to play in the national championship since 2008, and finished the spring No. 47 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings.
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