May 23, 2017
TEMPE, Ariz. – Georgia Tech men’s tennis junior Christopher Eubanks was honored with the Division I National ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership Award by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Tuesday afternoon. Eubanks received the honor for the Southeast region earlier in May.
“This is one of the best honors Chris has received and he has received many,” said head coach Kenny Thorne. “To receive a sportsmanship and leadership award in honor of his hero Arthur Ashe is something special. He is well-deserving and I know he will cherish this one. I know his parents are very proud and so is the entire Georgia Tech community.”
With no shortage of accolades in his three years on The Flats, Eubanks was named the ACC Player of the Year for the second-straight season in early May, earning First Team All-ACC honors. He received the USTA/ITA Sportsmanship Award during the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in November. The 6-foot-7, All-American has not lost a match at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex in two seasons, playing at the one position for the Jackets.
Eubanks advanced to the quarterfinals at the ITA All-American Championships in October, receiving an automatic berth to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships where he reached the semifinal round. The junior partnered with North Carolina’s Haley Carter to win the mixed doubles title at the Oracle ITA Masters. He was selected to the represent the United States at BNP Paribas Master’U, helping the United States to its sixth-straight title.
The Atlanta native carries a 28-5 record on the season with an 18-2 mark in dual match play. Eubanks has been ranked in the top 10 amongst collegiate players since April 2016, reaching a career-high ranking of No. 4 this season. He received the No. 7 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship for his third-straight bid.
A member of the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board, Eubanks has helped coordinate and execute events such as the Tech Beautification Day and the Michael Isenhour Toy Drive. He volunteers in the Georgia Tech athletic communications office on men’s basketball game days, and also volunteers at Washington Park’s Volley Against Violence.