Jan. 27, 2017
THE FLATS — Georgia Tech men’s tennis heads to Evanston, Ill. for the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Jan. 28-29. The Jackets take on No. 18 Stanford University on Saturday at 10 a.m. CT.
The Scene: Stanford (2-0) has wins against Eastern Washington and Brigham Young. The championship match is on Sunday at 2 p.m. CT and the winner will face the winner of Saturday morning’s match between No. 10 Northwestern and Memphis. The consolation match is at 10 a.m. CT on Sunday. The winner of the weekend gets a spot in the ITA Division I National Team Indoor Championships.
Singles Update: Junior Christopher Eubanks (2-0) went undefeated last weekend in the dual matches against No. 6 Georgia and Tennessee with wins over No. 22 Wayne Montgomery and Timo Stodder. Eubanks will match up against Stanford’s No. 8 Tom Fawcett. Senior Carlos Benito also went 2-0 on the weekend with wins over No. 56 Jan Zielinski and Srdjan Jakovljevic, playing at the three spot. Andrew Li went 1-1, playing at the two spot.
Doubles Update: The Jackets won the doubles points against Tennessee. Carlos Divar and Benito teamed up for the first time, winning their match over No. 47 Timo Stodder and Scott Jones. Li and Cole Fiegel are 2-0 in doubles play at the three spot.
Head coach Kenny Thorne says: “We have a great opportunity to establish ourselves as one of the better teams in the nation this weekend. We have a tough schedule and we have a tough team. Stanford is a very good team with rich history in college tennis and Northwestern has one of the best teams in their history. Memphis has done a great job with their team as well. We all go in and only one team comes out to qualify for one of the 16 spots for national indoors. It will be some very good competition and fun to watch. We would love to have any Tech alumni in the Chicago area come out and support us this weekend.”