Aug. 2, 2016
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech men’s tennis rising junior Christopher Eubanks competed in the main singles draw of the BB&T Atlanta Open on Monday evening in Atlantic Station. In a back and forth match against Reilly Opelka, Opelka took the match 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5). Eubanks will compete in the doubles draw Tuesday night.
Eubanks’ run to the singles draw of the BB&T Atalnta Open began in Wild Card Challenge on July 26 and 27. Eubanks defeated teammate Cole Fiegel and Zac Dunkle to win the Wild Card Challenge and claim a spot in the qualifying round for the main draw of the Atlanta Open.
Eubanks took down Tommy Paul in straight sets to advance to the finals of the BB&T qualifiers where he faced the No. 104 ranked in the world Thiago Monteiro of Brazil. Eubanks beat Monteiro in straight sets, earning a spot in the main singles draw. He faced Opelka in the first round.
Eubanks’ journey at the BB&T Atlanta Open is not over. He competes Tuesday night, Aug. 2 in the doubles draw with Georgia State’s Zack Kennedy. Kennedy and Eubanks were teammates at Westlake High School in Atlanta.
After Georgia’s Donald Young and partner Rajeev Ram pulled out of the doubles draw, Eubanks and Kennedy are slated to go head to head against a familiar face in Thiago Monteiro and his partner Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan). The match follows the 6 p.m. match on the stadium court in Atlantic Station.