THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s tennis recorded seven victories on the second day of the ITA Southeast Regionals.
To start the day, Cole Gromley picked up a win over Miami’s Stephen Madonia, 7-6, 6-3. Then in the main singles draw, the freshman took down Kennesaw State’s Fermin Calvo Barcelo in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.
Senior Andrew Li made his first appearance in the tournament, grabbing a win in the singles main draw. Li defeated Georgia State’s Giles Hussey, 7-6, 6-4 and faces Florida State’s Chase Wood, Sunday at 11 a.m. in the round of 32.
Phillip Gresk also joined the win column, downing Georgia State’s Bailey Showers, 6-4, 7-6. Gresk will advance to the round of 32 on Sunday to take on Florida State’s Richard Thongoana.
Another Jacket went 2-0 on the day in Brandon Freestone as the sophomore defeated Andrei Duarte of Georgia State, 7-6, 6-4. In the singles main draw, Freestone slid past Central Florida’s Mikhail Sokolovoskiy, 7-5, 6-0. He is set to compete against North Florida’s Dominik Barton, Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Doubles action began Saturday as Zummy Bauer made his fall debut alongside partner Andrew Li. Bauer and Li received a bye into the round of 32 where they faced Alberto Barroso-Campos and Jacob Wojcik of South Florida, but retired the match 4-1 due to an injury.
Freestone and Gresk also saw some doubles action as the duo took down South Florida’s Sergio Gomez Montesa and Ivan Yatsuk, 8-6. In the round of 32 the Jackets fell to North Florida’s Deshmukh and Nunez, 8-6.
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