THE FLATS — The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team (8-6, 3-2) defeated No. 44 Duke 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
The win is the second Jackets win of the weekend after they defeated No. 7 North Carolina on Friday night giving the Jackets an 8-1 mark at home.
The Jackets entered singles play leading 1-0 after clinching the doubles point with wins from Andrew Li/Zummy Bauer and Phillip Gresk/Carlos Divar.
Li/Bauer took down Catalin Mateas/Vincent Lin of Duke, 6-1 and Gresk/Divar defeated Nick Stachowiak/Jason Lapidus, 6-3.
In singles, Gresk fell to No. 114 Spencer Furman and Li fell in defeat to Mateas giving the Blue Devils a 2-1 advantage.
Brandon Freestone dropped his match to Lin, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, with Divar, Pablo Schelcher, and Chris Yun still playing.
No. 30 Divar defeated No. 41 Stachowiak, 7-5 7-6 (7) and Yun won his match over Sean Sculley, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to tie the match at three apiece.
Schelcher would then outlast Robert Levine, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (11) to seal the win for the Jackets.
The Jackets will be back in action on Friday, March 22nd when they visit the Virginia Cavaliers.
1. #30 Carlos Divar (GT) def. #41 Nick Stachowiak (DU) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)
2. #114 Spencer Furman (DU) def. Phillip Gresk (GT) 6-1, 6-2
3. Catalin Mateas (DU) def. Andrew Li (GT) 6-1, 6-3
4. Chris Yun (GT) def. Sean Sculley (DU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
5. Pablo Schelcher (GT) def. Robert Levine (DU) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (11-9)
6. Vincent Lin (DU) def. Brandon Freestone (GT) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
1. Carlos Divar/Phillip Gresk (GT) def. Nick Stachowiak/Jason Lapidus (DU) 6-3
2. Chris Yun/Joseph Gandolfo (GT) vs. Spencer Furman/Robert Levine (DU) 3-4, unfinished
3. Andrew Li/Zummy Bauer (GT) def. Catalin Mateas/Vincent Lin (DU) 6-1