April 27, 2018
CARY, N.C. – Georgia Tech men’s tennis was unable to keep its run alive, falling 4-1 to fourth-seeded Notre Dame on Friday afternoon at the Cary Tennis Park.
The Yellow Jackets finish the season 8-17 overall after a thrilling run that included three-straight victories and led them to make the ACC Tournament quarterfinals for the fourth-straight season.
Tech attacked the doubles matches early, as Phillip Gresk and Andrew Li were able to down Guillermo Cabrera and Alex Lebedev, 6-2 at the No. 3 spot to set the tone. Elijah Melendez and Chris Yun then clinched the doubles point by defeating Grayson Broadus and Richard Ciamarra, 6-4, to put the Jackets up 1-0.
Once in singles, the Fighting Irish were able to regain some steam, as Gresk was unable to overcome Cabrera, falling 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 3 position. Michael Kay fought to a 6-5 deficit in the first at the second singles, but wouldn’t be able to get over the hump, dropping a 7-5, 6-2 setback to Ciamarra.
Finishing in tandem, ND’s Matt Gamble defeated Melendez in a hard-fought 7-6, 6-2 match at the No. 4 before C. Yun had his win streak snapped, falling 6-4, 6-4 to Tristan McCormick to clinch the match, 4-1.