Oct. 23, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Georgia Tech men’s tennis notched five wins on day four of the ITA Regional Championships on Sunday with senior Cole Fiegel leading the way into the consolation draw final. Play in Tallahassee will conclude on Monday.
Single Update: Carlos Benito fell to Georgia’s No. 1-seeded Wayne Montgomery in the quarterfinals of the main draw, 6-2, 6-1.
Cole Fiegel tallied two wins for the Yellow Jackets in the consolation draw. He notched wins over Central Florida’s Chris Barrus and Georgia State’s Andrei Andrukhou on his way into the finals of the consolation bracket. The senior holds a 7-1 record in the tournament. Chris Yun went 1-1 on the day. He grabbed a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Javier Fernandez (Florida Gulf Coast) before falling to Florida’s Johannes Ingildsen, 6-4, 7-5.
In exhibition matches, Elijah Melendez and Andrew Li notched wins for the Yellow Jackets. Melendez came back from a dropped first set to top his competitor, Stephen Madonia of Florida, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. Li secured a quality win over Florida’s Jordan Belga in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Phillip Gresk was topped by Florida’s Joseph Guillin in a close match,3-6, 6-3, 7-10.
Doubles Update: Andrew Li and Michael Kay fell in the doubles main draw quarterfinal to Georgia’s Wayne Montgomery and Emil Reinberg, 8-4. The pair of Jackets leave the ITA Regionals with a 2-1 record.
Head coach Kenny Thorne says: “I am pleased that we followed a good singles day with another good day. Carlos improved from last tournament and is getting better. I was particularly happy with Andrew, Elijah, Chris Yun and Phillip. They are settling into their identities on the court. They played smarter, more confident matches and executed better as well. Cole did a good job of battling back after being down in the first set and getting a straight set win. We still have quite a bit of work to do but I got a sense that more guys are deciding to get engaged mentally with what needs to happen on the court. We don’t have many more matches this fall so it is good to see improvements.
“In doubles today we came across a team that was playing hot from the very beginning of the match. We were able to match them but it was a little too late.”
Georgia Tech Results – 10/23
Singles Main Draw
Wayne Montgomery (Georgia) def. Carlos Benito, 6-2, 6-1
Cole Fiegel def. Chris Barrus (Central Florida), 7-5, 6-1
Cole Fiegel def. Andrei Andrukhou (Georgia State), 7-5, 6-1
Chris Yun def. Javier Fernandez (Florida Gulf Coast), 6-4, 6-2
Johannes Ingildsen (Florida) def. Chris Yun, 6-4, 7-5
Elijah Melendez def. Stephen Madonia (Florida), 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Andrew Li def. Jordan Belga (Florida), 6-3, 6-3
Joseph Guillin (Florida) def. Phillip Gresk, 3-6, 6-3, 7-10
Doubles Main Draw
Montgomery/Reinberg (Georgia) def. Kay/Li, 8-4