Sept. 27, 2015
THE FLATS – Casey and Michael Kay captured an 8-5 win over Arkansas Sunday to win the A draw finals in doubles, and Georgia Tech won four of five singles matches on the final day of competition in the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
SINGLES UPDATE — Five Tech players were entered into the singles draw this weekend — senior Casey Kay, sophomores Michael Kay, Elijah Melendez and Daniel Yun, and freshman Andrew Li. Each played one match in the various consolation draws on Sunday. Michael Kay defeated Georgia State’s Zack Kennedy, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, in the A draw, while Yun beat South Carolina’s Thomas Mayronne, 7-6 (5), 6-3, in the B draw. Casey Kay lost to Tennessee’s Preston Tuliatos, 7-6 (5), 6-0, in the C draw.
Melendez and Li were scheduled to meet in a B-draw consolation, but instead switched off to face a pair of Kennesaw State who also were to meet each other. Melendez downed Corey Smith, 7-5, 6-1, and Li took down David Durham, 7-6 (5), 6-3.
DOUBLES UPDATE — Kay and Kay outlasted Santiago Munoz and Michael Redlicki of Arkansas in the championship match of the A (top) draw, 8-6, with Casey Kay serving out the match for the second straight day. They improved to 3-1 for the fall season. The win avenged the loss of Melendez and Yun to the same Arkansas pair from Saturday.
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION — Due to wet courts from the all-weekend rain in Atlanta, only the finals in doubles were played on Sunday, with no back-draw matches contested. The championship matches and the back-draw semifinals in each singles division were also contests, as well as one round of singles in the other consolation draws.
A total of 64 players represented 11 teams — Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, The Citadel, UNC Wilmington.
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