April 21, 2018
THE FLATS – Despite taking doubles point, Georgia Tech men’s tennis dropped a 5-2 decision to No. 26 Notre Dame on Friday night at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
The Yellow Jackets fell to 5-16 and 1-10 in the ACC, while the Fighting Irish (16-12, 5-5 ACC) continued their roll, winning four of its last five.
In doubles, the No. 17 team of Carlos Divar and Michael Kay downed No. 49 Brendon Kempin and Tristan McCormick, 6-4 before Phillip Gresk and Andrew Li secured the point, defeating Guillermo Cabrera and Alex Lebedev, 7-6 (3).
In a battle in singles, Chris Yun extended his winning streak at the No. 6 spot, defeating Grayson Broadus, 6-1, 7-6 (3). Yun has now won seven-straight matches overall since returning to the lineup on March 18.
Gresk then fell to Notre Dame’s Cabrera at the No. 3 position, 6-2, 6-4, before Li couldn’t overcome McCormick at the No. 5, falling 7-5, 6-3. In the battle of two nationally ranked foes at No. 1, 42nd-ranked Lebedev defeated Tech’s 61st-ranked Divar 7-6 (4), 6-2.
No. 119 Richard Ciamarra for the Fighting Irish then downed Kay on court 2 in a grueling 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-0. Finishing out the match, Elijah Melendez was able to take the first set, 6-4, over Matt Gamble, but fell 6-3 in the second, before dropping a tough 7-6 (3) third set to finish.
Georgia Tech men’s tennis finishes up the regular season on Sunday, April 22 when it hosts Boston College at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex. First serve is set for 11 a.m. with the annual Senior Day recognition scheduled for between singles and doubles action.