May 16, 2017
TEMPE, Ariz – Georgia Tech men’s tennis junior Christopher Eubanks was named as the 2017 recipient of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for the southeast region as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Monday evening.
The ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship Award takes into account a player’s tennis accomplishments, scholastic achievements and extracurricular endeavors. Just as Arthur Ashe was a great player and humanitarian, this award (which dates to 1984) recognizes players who excelled on and off the court during their college careers. Sportsmanship, leadership and character are also important criteria.
Eubanks received the USTA/ITA Sportsmanship Award in November when he competed in the semifinals of USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. He also took back-to-back ACC Player of the Year honors. The Atlanta native carries a 28-5 overall record and a 18-2 ledger in dual match play.
He has been ranked in the top 10 among singles players since April 2016 and this year he reached as high as No. 4. The junior makes his return to the NCAA singles championship for the third-straight year as the No. 7 seed.
The NCAA singles championship kicks off on May 24 following the team championship.