Nov. 7, 2014
Rakitt, ranked 76th in the nation, defeated his second ranked opponent of the fall when he took down No. 89 Nick Wood of Georgia, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 in the afternoon. The junior from Marietta, Ga., defeated Van Damrongsi of Louisville in the morning session, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Meanwhile, Yun, a freshman from Marietta, Ga., downed two Cardinals Friday, first knocking off Santiago Salazar, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, in the morning, then coming back to defeat Pally Ray, 6-0, 6-2, in the afternoon.
Tech went 5-5 overall in singles Friday. Freshman Christopher Eubanks split his two matches on Friday, defeating Georgia State’s Jannis Koeke, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-4, in the afternoon.
Both of Tech’s doubles teams lost close matches Friday to opponents from Kentucky. Eubanks and Rakitt fell in a tiebreaker to Jerry Lopez and Beck Pennington, while Yun and Elijah Melendez lost 8-6 to William Bushamuka and Trey Yates.
Saturday’s schedule begins with a round of doubles at 9 a.m. followed by a round of singles, and another round of singles beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Tech, Georgia, Georgia State, Kentucky, Louisville, Oklahoma and South Carolina have players in the competition. The format is no-ad scoring in singles and doubles, and a tiebreaker at 7-all in doubles.
Nov. 7-9, 2014 | Athens, Ga. | Dan Magill Tennis Complex
Friday, Nov. 7
Jerry Lopez/Beck Pennington (Kentucky) def. Christopher Eubanks/Nathan Rakitt (Georgia Tech), 8-7(3)
William Bushamuka/Trey Yates (Kentucky) def. Elijah Melendez/Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech), 8-6
Singles – Morning
William Bushamuka (Kentucky) def. Christopher Eubanks (Georgia Tech), 6-4, 6-3
Trey Yates (Kentucky) def. Carlos Benito (Georgia Tech), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
#76 Nathan Rakitt (Georgia Tech) def. Van Damrongsri (Louisville), 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Santiago Salazar (Louisville), 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Pally Ray (Louisville) def. Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech), 6-4, 6-4
Singles – Afternoon
Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Pally Ray (Louisville), 6-0, 6-2
#76 Nathan Rakitt (Georgia Tech) def. #89 Nick Wood (Georgia), 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-1
Ben Wagland (Georgia) def. Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech), 6-2, 6-3
Christopher Eubanks (Georgia Tech) def. Jannis Koeke (Georgia State), 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-4
Felipe Jaworski (Georgia State) def. Carlos Benito (Georgia Tech), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4