Sept. 17, 2015
THE FLATS – Five Georgia tech men’s tennis players, including Christopher Eubanks and Nathan Rakitt in singles, are listed in the pre-season rankings released this week by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Eubanks, a 6-foot-7 sophomore from Atlanta, is ranked No. 24 in singles nationally after finishing the spring of his freshman year No. 53 and reached the round of 32 at the NCAA Singles Championship. He went 25-21 last year, playing mostly in the top position in the Yellow Jackets’ lineup during the spring season. Rakitt, a senior from Marietta, Ga., is ranked No. 101 (the ITA ranks the top 125 in the nation). He has 52 singles wins over his first three years at Tech.
Eubanks and fellow sophomore Michael Kay also appear in the ITA doubles rankings at No. 53, while juniors Carlos Benito and Cole Fiegel are ranked No. 46. Eubanks and Kay went 15-11 as a duo last year, playing No. 2 during the spring.
Eubanks’ ranking also places him in the main singles draw of the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships, which begins Oct. 8 in Tulsa, Okla. Rakitt will play in the qualifying singles draw that begins Oct. 5, and Benito is an alternate. Benito/Fiegel and Eubanks/Kay are in the qualifying draw for doubles, while Benito, Fiegel and Kay are also entered in pre-qualifying for singles, which begins Oct. 3.
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