March 23, 2018
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s tennis suffered a tough 6-1 setback to Virginia on Friday afternoon at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
The Yellow Jackets fell to 5-9 overall and 1-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cavaliers were able to grab their fourth-straight victory while improving to 10-5 overall, 3-1 in the ACC.
Chris Yun got Georgia Tech its lone point of the match, battling to a straight-set win over Ammar Alhaqbani, 6-3, 6-2.
Phillip Gresk played at the No. 1 today, facing off against 30th -ranked Carl Soderlund. Gresk dropped a 6-3 first set before falling 6-3 in the second. Virginia’s Gianni Ross was able to overcome a pesky Elijah Melendez performance as the Jacket battled to a win in the 6-all tiebreak in the second to force a third set. Melendez was unable to complete the comeback with a 6-0 loss in the third.
Michael Kay‘s hot streak was snapped when he dropped a 6-3, 6-1 decision to UVA’s Aswin Lizen while Andrew Li fell 6-4, 6-4 in a tough battle to Matthew Lord. Freshman Brandon Freestone made his ACC debut, fighting to a 6-2 victory in the first before Kyrylo Tsygura came back with a 6-3, 6-0 to win the match.
The Yellow Jackets play five of their next six matches on the road, beginning on Sunday with a trip to Louisville. First serve is set for 12 p.m.