April 27, 2017
THE FLATS — Georgia Tech men’s tennis kicks off postseason play on Friday with the quarterfinals of the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship at the Rome Tennis Center in Rome, Ga. at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 28. The No. 20 Jackets will face the winner of Thursday’s second round match between Duke and Miami.
Setting the Scene: The Yellow Jackets (16-6, 8-4 ACC) earned the fourth seed of the tournament with Sunday’s win over NC State. With the four seed, Tech received a double bye to the quarterfinals. The Yellow Jackets have defeated both of its potential opponents during the 2017 regular season. The Jackets took down Miami, 5-1 in Coral Gables, forgoing doubles play due to inclement weather. Tech upended the Blue Devils, 4-3, in a close match on The Flats in the beginning of April.
Singles Update: The Jackets had to adjust the singles lineup the last few matches of the season with the absence of sophomore Andrew Li at the two position. Despite the changes, Tech ended the regular season with its best record since 2011, 10 games above .500 and its second-straight season with an 8-4 record in the ACC.
Doubles Update: The Jackets took the doubles point in 11 of its matches during the regular season. Christopher Eubanks and Carlos Benito returned to the one spot, reaching No. 38 in the most recent ITA doubles rankings.