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Jackets Concludes Day One of Bulldog Scramble

Nov. 4, 2016

ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia Tech men’s tennis tallied 11 wins on day one of the Bulldog Scramble in Athens on Friday. Play will begin on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with doubles.

Singles Update: In the morning session, freshman Chris Yun upset  Wake Forest’s No. 88 Maksim Kan, 6-1, 6-4. Daniel Yun tallied another win for the Yellow Jackets with a 6-4, 7-6 (7) rout of Georgia’s Andy Martinez. Andrew Li took down Princeton’s Payton Holden in a close match, 7-5, 7-6 (5). Michael Kay came out to a slow start, dropping the first set but fought back to defeat Kial Kaiser (Princeton) by a score of 1-6, 7-6(8), 6-2. Elijah Melendez topped Miami’s Niclas Genovese, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7). After shutting out his opponent in the first set, Carlos Benito fell to Georgia’s Emil Reinberg, 0-6, 7-5, 6-4. Cole Fiegel was defeated by Princeton’s Alex Day, 7-6, 4-6, 7-5. Phillip Gresk closed out the morning session with a battle against Princeton’s Jimmy Wasserman. The sophomore fell to Wasserman, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.

Melendez secured his second match of the day, dropping a 6-4, 6-4 decision on Princeton’s Wasserman. Andrew Li also came away with two wins on the day, defeating Miami’s Dane Dunlap, 6-2, 7-5. Kay nabbed a victory in his afternoon match with a 6-4, 7-5 rout of South Carolina’s Sam Swank. Daniel Yun went 2-0 on the day, topping Princeton’s Holden. Chris Yun dropped his afternoon match to South Carolina’s Alex Fennell, 6-2, 6-1. Fiegel dropped his match to Georgia’s Alex Phillips, 6-3, 6-3. Gresk was topped by South Carolina’s Scotty Cameron, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3). Benito lost his afternoon match to Wake Forest’s Alan Gadjiev, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.

Doubles Update: The Yellow Jackets went 2-2 on the day in doubles play. Benito and Chris Yun topped Christian Langmo and Dane Dunlap of Miami, 8-5. Fiegel and Li made their debut on the court together with a 9-7 victory over Wake Forest’s Dennis Uspensky and Alan Gadjiev. Kay and Gresk fell to Miami’s Kevin Bondar and Nile Clark, 8-4.  Daniel Yun and Melendez battled it out against Alex Day and Kial Kaiser (Princeton), taking their match to a tiebreaker before falling 9-8 (3).

Assistant coach Derek Schwandt says: “We had some good highlights on the day. Cole and Andrew are playing some inspired doubles and beat a solid Wake Forest team. Andrew, Michael and Elijah went undefeated on the day in singles. This morning, Michael came back to win from down, 1-6, 0-5. We like the Navy Seal manta ‘never out of the fight.’ We are looking forward to some more battles tomorrow.”

Georgia Tech Results

Doubles Results – 11/4
Kevin Bondar/Nile Clark (Miami) def. Michael Kay/Phillip Gresk (Georgia Tech), 8-4
Carlos Benito/Chris Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Christian Langmo/Dane Dunlap (Miami), 8-5
Alex Day/Kial Kaiser (Princeton) def. Daniel Yun/Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech), 9-8 (3)
Cole Fiegel/Andrew Li (Georgia Tech) def. Dennis Uspensky/Alan Gadjiev (Wake Forest), 9-7

Singles Results – 11/4/16
Chris Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Maksim Kan (Wake Forest), 6-1, 6-4
Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Andy Martinez (Georgia), 6-4, 7-6 (7)
Andrew Li (Georgia Tech) def. Payton Holden (Princeton), 7-5, 7-6 (5)
Emil Reinberg (Georgia) def. Carlos Benito (Georgia Tech), 0-6, 7-5, 6-4
Michael Kay (Georgia Tech) def. Kial Kaiser (Princeton), 1-6, 7-6 (8), 6-2
Alex Day (Princeton) def. Cole Fiegel (Georgia Tech), 7-6, 4-6, 7-5
Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech) def. Niclas Genovese (Miami), 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7)
Jimmy Wasserman (Princeton) def. Phillip Gresk (Georgia Tech), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
Alex Fennell (South Carolina) def. Chris Yun (Georgia Tech), 6-2, 6-1
Alex Phillips (Georgia) def. Cole Fiegel (Georgia Tech), 6-3, 6-3
Andrew Li (Georgia Tech) def. Dane Dunlap (Miami), 6-2, 7-5
Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech) def. Jimmy Wasserman (Princeton), 6-4, 6-4
Michael Kay (Georgia Tech) def. Sam Swank (South Carolina), 6-4, 7-5
Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Payton Holden (Princeton), 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Scotty Cameron (South Carolina) def. Phillip Gresk (Georgia Tech), 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3)
Alan Gadjiev (Wake Forest) def. #73 Carlos Benito (Georgia Tech), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

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