May 21, 2015
Waco, Texas – Georgia Tech’s Christopher Eubanks saw his strong freshman season come to an end at the hands of a top-16 seed Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship at the Hurd Tennis Center at Baylor University.
Eubanks, No. 53 in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, fell by a 6-2, 6-0 score to Southern California’s Yannick Hanfmann, a top-16 seed ranked No. 15 in the ITA rankings. The USC senior from Karlsruhe, Germany broke Eubanks’ serve to start each set and earned five service breaks in the match, taking the match in one hour and 15 minutes.
“It was a tough day for Chris today, but he had a great overall season,” said Tech coach Kenny Thorne. “He ran up against one of the most talented players in college tennis who played very well today, so credit certainly goes to Hanfmann. Chris learned a lot this season and improved significantly. There is always more to learn, and we’re already looking forward to next season.”
The former Westlake High School star, who made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team as a freshman, finished his first season on the Flats with a 25-21 overall singles record, including an 11-9 mark in tournament play. He played at the top of the Yellow Jackets’ lineup in dual matches all spring, posting a 14-12 record as the No. 1 or 2 player in the order. He defeated six nationally-ranked players, including five among the nation’s top 40 in the ITA rankings.
Among his singles victories were No. 37 Andreas Bjerrehus of Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament, No. 5 Seb Stiefelmeyer of Louisville, No. 11 Austin Smith, and No. 69 Amerigo Contini of Virginia Tech during the regular season. He twice defeated Georgia’s Nathan Pasha, once in January when the UGA senior was ranked 15th in the nation, and the second time in the opening round of the NCAA Championship on Wednesday.
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