Oct. 20, 2014
Athens, Ga. – Georgia Tech’s Michael Kay lost a straight-set match Monday to Chris Barrus of Central Florida in the consolation final of the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
For Kay, it was the second time this fall he has reached the finals of the back draw of a tournament in Athens. In September, he lost a tight match to his own teammate, Eduardo Segura, at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships. This time, Barrus won out, 6-2, 6-4, snapping a four-match win streak for the Tech freshman from Atlanta, who is 9-5 in singles this fall.
The Southeast regional gathers 64 of the top collegiate men’s players and 64 of the top doubles teams from Georgia and Florida for the five-day event that concludes with finals in both draws Monday morning. The tournament features participants from the following 15 schools: Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, Mercer, Miami, North Florida, South Florida, Stetson and UCF.
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