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Jackets Sweep The Citadel, 7-0

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THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s tennis swept The Citadel in a 7-0 Sunday afternoon victory at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.

The Yellow Jackets (5-2, 0-0 ACC) defeated the Bulldogs (1-3, 0-0 SoCon) to improve to 4-1 at home this season.

No. 31 Marcus McDaniel/Pablo Schelcher, No. 41 Keshav Chopra/Andres Martin and Zummy Bauer/Brandon McKinney each picked up wins in singles to start the sweep and clinch the doubles point. Chopra/Martin now sport a team best 5-2 dual match doubles record when paired together, while Bauer/McKinney improved to 3-1 in dual match doubles.

In singles, McDaniel picked up the first win as he took court one in an impressive 6-1, 6-0, performance over the Bulldogs’ Will Graham. McDaniel is 6-0 in dual match singles this year.

Next, No. 59 Martin made quick work of Josiah Schainblatt picking up a 6-1, 6-2 win. Martin is now 3-0 in singles on court two.

With the Jackets up 3-0 Brandon Freestone sealed the team win beating Sebastian Kamieniecki on court five 6-2, 6-2. Freestone is undefeated in dual match singles owning a 4-0 record.

McKinney, Chopra and Chen Dong each collected singles wins to finish off the Bulldogs. McKinney and Chopra are both now 4-2 in dual match singles, while Dong is now 3-0 with each victory coming on court six.

Overall Tech is 30-7 (.811) in dual match singles and 13-7 (.650) in dual match doubles.

Tech will be back on the court on Friday, Feb. 19th, when the Jackets head to Miami to open up conference play against the Hurricanes.

Match Results
Doubles
1. #31 Marcus McDaniel and Pablo Schelcher (GT) def. Josiah Schainblatt and Zvonko Bencedic (CIT) 6-2
2. #41 Keshav Chopra and Andres Martin (GT) def. Hayden Shoemake and Will Graham (CIT) 6-2
3. Zummy Bauer and Brandon McKinney (GT) def. Phillip Quinn and Andrew Darby (CIT) 6-3
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles
1. Marcus McDaniel (GT) def. Will Graham (CIT) 6-1, 6-0
2. #59 Andres Martin (GT) def. Josiah Schainblatt (CIT) 6-1, 6-2
3. Keshav Chopra (GT) def. Hayden Shoemake (CIT) 6-3, 6-2
4. Brandon McKinney (GT) def. Zvonko Bencedic (CIT) 6-4, 6-1
5. Brandon Freestone (GT) def. Sebastian Kamieniecki (CIT) 6-2, 6-2
6. Chen Dong (GT) def. Andrew Darby (CIT) 6-1, 6-3
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 5, 4, 3, 6

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