THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s tennis will start its 2022 spring schedule with the annual MLK Invitational being held from Saturday, Jan. 15 to Monday, Jan. 17.
The three-day event will be split into morning and afternoon sessions. Tech will be in every afternoon session. The schedule is below:
- Saturday, January 15th
- Illinois v. North Carolina 9 a.m.
- Columbia v. Georgia Tech 2 p.m.
- Sunday, January 16th
- Columbia v. North Carolina 9 a.m.
- Illinois v. Georgia Tech 2 p.m.
- Monday, January 17th
- Columbia v. Illinois 8 a.m.
- North Carolina v. Georgia Tech 1 p.m.
The tournament will feature four schools who all received votes in the first team poll of the 2021-2022 season. North Carolina is ranked No. 14, Illinois is ranked No. 23 and Columbia and Georgia Tech both received votes.
Tech is led by the highest ranked doubles pairing in the ACC in Marcus McDaniel and Andres Martin (No. 3 nationally) and the highest ranked singles player in the ACC in Martin (No. 9 nationally). This pair of highly rated tennis stars will be the highest ranked players at the tournament.
The Yellow Jackets are coming off a stellar fall schedule which saw them have a history making southeast regionals. Tech tennis players won all three draws (singles, doubles and consolation) at the southeast regionals. This is the only time one school accomplished this feat in the southeast regional since digital records have been kept (2009).
Parking lots are opened from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A map is linked at the top of the article on where to park.
Following this tournament, the Jackets will face Georgia State on Friday, Jan. 21 for the first dual match of the spring season.
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