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Jackets Fall at Pepperdine, 4-3

MALIBU, Calif. – Georgia Tech men’s tennis could not overcome Pepperdine despite the hard-fought battle. Tech would drop the match in a 4-3 decision on Sunday evening. 

The Jackets gained an early advantage, winning two straight doubles matches and clinching the first point. Marcus McDaniel and Keshav Chopra defeated Pepperdine’s No. 43 Winter/ Homberg in a quick 6-2 decision. Gabriele Brancatelli and Krish Arora also found success in doubles play, defeating Papa/ Tyler 6-4. 

The Jackets claimed two victories in singles play. Andres Martin recorded his sixth-straight singles win, taking down Pepperdine’s No. 23 Edward Winter in a 7-6, 6-2 decision. 

The second singles victory came from ChopraChopra’s match with Pepperdine’s Linus Halldin was a battle that was decided in three sets. He split the first two sets with Halldin 6-1, 6-7, but Chopra ultimately won 6-3 in the third. 

RESULTS: 
Doubles:

Marcus McDaniel/Keshav Chopra (GT) def. #43 Edward Winter /Maxi /Homberg (PEPPM); 6-2  

Andres Martin/Richard Biagiotti (GT) def. Pietro Fellin/Linus Halldin (PEPPM); 5-4 (not finished) 

Gabriele Brancatelli/Krish Arora (GT) def. Christopher Papa/Tyler Davis (PEPPM); 6-4 

Singles:
Andres Martin (GT) def. #23 Edward Winter (PEPPM); 7-6, 6-2  

 Keshav Chopra (GT) def. Linus Halldin (PEPPM); 6-1, 6-7, 6-3  

Christopher Papa (PEPPM) def. Marcus McDaniel (GT); 6-2, 6-4  

Pietro Fellin, (PEPPM) def. Gabriele Brancatelli (GT); 6-3, 6-2  

Maxi Homberg (PEPPM) def. Richard Biagiotti (GT); 6-3, 6-0  

Zach Stephens (PEPPM) def. Krish Arora (GT); 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 

 

UP NEXT:
Tech will be back in action at UCSB on Monday, Jan. 29 at 1:00 p.m.   

 

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