Oct. 19, 2014
Athens, Ga. – Georgia Tech’s Carlos Benito and Christopher Eubanks were eliminated in the main draw, but Michael Kay and Eduardo Segura advanced into the quarterfinals of the consolation draw Saturday in the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
Segura, a senior from Madrid, Spain, downed Wilfredo Gonzalez of Miami and Simon Julin in straight sets on Saturday, while Kay, a freshman from Atlanta, took a three-set victory over Miami’s Christian Langmo and a straight-set win over Stetson’s Loic Blanco to move into Sunday’s action.
Segura will take on Florida’s Gordon Watson, and Kay faces South Florida’s Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz Sunday, both matches at 10 a.m.
Eubanks was eliminated in the main draw round of 32 Saturday by Georgia’s Ben Wagland, ranked 50th in the nation, in straight sets. Benito, added to the main draw as a “lucky loser,” won his first two matches in the main draw, including a three-set win over Florida State’s Marco Nunez on Saturday, but lost to top 16 seed Wayne Montgomerhy of Georgia in the round of 16.
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.
USTA/ITA SOUTHEAST REGIONALDan Magill Tennis Complex, Athens, Ga.Saturday's Results
Main Draw Singles Round of 32 #50  Ben Wagland (Georgia) def. Christopher Eubanks (Georgia Tech), 6-2, 6-4 Carlos Benito [Lucky Loser] (Georgia Tech) def. Marco Nunez (Florida State), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3
Main Draw Singles Round of 16 [9-16] Wayne Montgomery (Georgia) def. Carlos Benito [Lucky Loser] (Georgia Tech), 6-4, 6-0
Miscellaneous Match Zach Goldberg (North Florida) def. Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
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