Jan. 28, 2018
NORMAN, Okla. – Georgia Tech men’s tennis was unable to grab a victory in the third-place ITA Kick-Off Weekend finale, falling to Northwestern, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at Headington Tennis Center.
The Yellow Jackets (3-3) were unable to grab the doubles point as the Wildcats’ (2-2) team of Dominik Stary and Ben Vandixhorn downed Carlos Divar and Michael Kay, 6-4 at the No. 1 spot, while Chris Ephron and Michael Lorenzini defeated Phillip Gresk and Brandon Freestone, 6-1.
In singles, No. 85 Divar got back on the winning track by making quick work of Fasano in the first set, 6-0, before grinding out the straight-set victory in the second, 7-5.
C. Yun was unable to best Brookes at the No. 3 position, falling 7-5, 6-1, before Kay was defeated 6-3, 6-4 by Jason Seidman. Northwestern’s Ephron then downed D. Yun to seal the match for the Wildcats.
Despite being left unfinished, Gresk had battled to a 7-6(4) first-set win at the No. 4 before dropping the second, 6-3. Melendez also trailed 5-4 in the second set before his match was called.
Georgia Tech will have a week off before heading to the USTA College MatchDay event in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 9. The Yellow Jackets will take on archrival Georgia at 7 p.m.