THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s tennis player Marcus McDaniel fell to Portland’s Sema Pankin in two sets in the second round of singles qualifiers at the ITA All-American Championships. Tech will continue competition on Wednesday with the main draw singles and doubles.
McDaniel won the first round of the qualifying singles on Monday. Despite falling 3-6 in the first set, he rallied back and defeated Rice University’s Haoyuan Huang in the final two 6-4, 6-2.
Andres Martin will start off main draw action with a singles match versus Arizona State University’s Murphy Cassone at 10:30 a.m. CT. He will then pair up with McDaniel to face Jonas Eriksson Ziverts and Herman Hoeyeraal from the University of Arizona in doubles play at 3:30 p.m. CT.
QUALIFYING SINGLES RESULTS:
R128: M. McDaniel (GT) def. H. Huang (Rice); 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
R64: S. Pankin (Portland) def. M. McDaniel (GT); 6-4, 6-4
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