April 15, 2017
BLACKSBURG, Va. – In a tight match interrupted by weather, No. 18 Georgia Tech Men’s Tennis (15-5, 7-3 ACC) fell, 4-3, on the road to Virginia Tech on Saturday. The Jackets return to The Flats for their final ACC home series on Friday, April 21 and Sunday, April 23 to take on North Carolina and NC State.
Singles Update: After dropping the doubles point, Daniel Yun evened the score at 1-1 with a 6-3, 6-1 win on court five. The Hokies responded to regain the lead at 2-1 as Carlos Benito fell to Mitch Harper at the two position, 6-1, 6-4. Christopher Eubanks didn’t let that lead last long as he took care of business on court one against Jai Corbett with a 6-1, 6-4 win. The match was temporarily suspended due to lightning and was moved indoors. Once indoors, Cole Fiegel fell to Henrik Korsgaard to give the Hokies the 3-2 lead. Freshman Carlos Divar won in straight sets on court three, topping Alexandre Ribeiro 7-5, 6-4. It all came down to freshman Chris Yun on court six. Yun cruised to a 6-1 win to take the first set but Jason Kros battled back to take the second 7-5. The pair went back and forth in the third, pushing it to a 5-5 tie before Kros stole two games to seal the win for the Hokies.
Doubles Update: The Hokies took the doubles point. Eubanks and Benito gave the advantage to the Jackets with a 7-5 win over Corbett and Korsgaard at the one position. The Hokies evened the score with a 7-5 win over Divar and Michael Kay on court three. It all came down to court two which went into a tiebreak. Fiegel and Daniel Yun battled it out but fell in the tiebreak, 7-6 (4) to give the point to Virginia Tech.