MELBOURNE, Australia – Former Georgia Tech men’s tennis standout Christopher Eubanks defeated Pedro Martinez 6-3, 6-3 in the final qualifying round on Thursday to earn the right to compete in the 2019 Australian Open main draw.
Currently ranked No. 171 in the world, the former Yellow Jacket defeated three opponents with a higher ranking en route to qualifying. He downed Corentin Moutet (No. 152) in the first round before beating Felix Auger-Aliassime (No. 106) and 160th-ranked Martinez.
The main draw of the Australian Open begins Sunday, Jan. 13. Eubanks’ round of 128 opponent has yet to be determined.
Eubanks competed at Georgia Tech from the 2014-2017 seasons, before forgoing his senior season to play professionally. The Atlanta native finished his career at Tech tied for fifth in program history for victories with 90, winning 73.2 percent of his matches (good for 10th all-time) – including an undefeated streak on the Jackets’ Ken Byers Tennis Complex that spanned his final two years.
A two-time ACC Player of the Year and two-time ITA All-American, Eubanks received the 2016 USTA/ITA Sportsmanship Award and the 2017 ITA Arthur Ashe, Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award.