March 28, 2018
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s tennis looks to bounce back during a grueling stretch of five road matches in six overall when it plays host to Virginia Tech on Thursday, March 29. First serve is set for 4 p.m.
The Yellow Jackets (5-10, 1-4 ACC) regained some ground on Sunday when they fell just 4-3 to Louisville after suffering a 6-1 setback to Virginia. The Hokies (10-6, 1-5 ACC) have won just one of their last six matches, facing off against five nationally ranked programs during the stretch.
Virginia Tech touts one nationally ranked singles player, Mitch Harper, who is currently No. 53 in the country. Harper boasts a 13-11 record overall this season and is 7-5 at the No. 1 position in duals. Jason Kros (6-6) and Carlo Donato (8-3) have logged more matches at their respective courts of 2 and 5 than their teammates as the Hokies have searched for the right lineup combination.
In doubles, the Donato and Harper lead the way with a 7-3 record overall, currently 2-0 at the 1 and 4-2 at the 2. Henrik Korsgaard and Alexandre Ribeiro have also spent extended time at the No. 1 spot, now 4-3 in duals.
For Georgia Tech, Carlos Divar is the lone ranked singles player on the squad, entering this weekend at No. 54 nationally. Divar is also a part of the Yellow Jackets’ 11th-ranked doubles team with senior Michael Kay. Divar is 14-11 overall and 5-8 in duals, while the doubles tandem is 14-6 overall, 10-4 in duals. Both have lost two straight.
Against Louisville, Andrew Li and Michael Kay were able to return to form, getting victories after setbacks versus Virginia, while Chris Yun finished off his perfect weekend, going 2-0 at the No. 6 spot.