April 2, 2017
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Georgia Tech men’s tennis (13-3, 5-1 ACC) took a road win on Sunday with a 4-3 rout of Notre Dame (10-8, 2-4). The No. 15 Jackets are back home on Friday, April 7 for a 5 p.m. match with Duke.
Singles Update: After taking the doubles point, the Fighting Irish took a 2-0 lead when senior Cole Fiegel fell to Guillermo Cabrera, 6-3, 6-1. Junior Christopher Eubanks won in straight sets to bring the Jackets within one, topping No. 45 Josh Hagar, 6-4, 6-1. Daniel Yun evened the score at 2-2 with a 7-5, 6-4 rout of Johnathan Small. Carlos Divar gave Tech the lead, beating Alex Lebedev in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. Andrew Li sealed the win for the Jackets at 4-2 with a 7-6 (4), 6-2, victory over Eddy Covalschi.
Doubles Update: The Fighting Irish took the doubles point. Eubanks and Benito teamed up at the one spot for the first time since the season opener against Georgia. The pair fell to Hagar and Covalschi, 6-4, to give Notre Dame the advantage. Divar and Michael Kay dropped their match to Grayson Braudus and Brendon Kempin, 6-3, sealing the doubles point for the Fighting Irish.
Head coach Kenny Thorne says: “We played better in doubles but lost a few deuce points that turned the momentum against us. Our guys did a good job in singles of not letting things bother us and we played big points well at positions 1, 2, 4 and 6. We’re always happy to get two ACC road wins in a weekend. We are fighting well as a team.”