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Tech Falls at NC State, 4-1

RALEIGH, N.C. – Georgia Tech men’s tennis lost at NC State on Friday, 4-1. The No. 8 doubles pairing of Andres Martin and Marcus McDaniel bested the No. 41 doubles team of Rocens/Van Sambeek of NC State.

The doubles point saw NC State jump out to a quick lead before Martin/McDaniel tied up the doubles point a one all with a 7-5 victory on court one. The doubles point came down to court two where NC State held a 6-5 lead. The Wolfpack would hold on to that lead, winning 7-5 and taking the doubles point.

Martin came out strong to start the single action, finishing first to tie the match up 1-1. Martin fell behind 0-4 in the first set before storming back to a 6-4 set win. Set two started with a 1-2 deficit for Martin before he took the set 6-2, securing the match.

NC State won the next three singles matches, clinching the match 4-1.

The final two matches went unfinished with the Yellow Jackets ahead on each court. McDaniel was leading on court two 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 while Pablo Schelcher was up a set on court five 7-5, 3-5.

The White and Gold complete their North Carolina tour against No. 7 Wake Forest.

Singles competition

  1. #79 Andres Martin (GT) def. Martins Rocens (ST) 6-4, 6-2
  2. Luca Staeheli (ST) vs. Marcus McDaniel (GT) 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 0-1, unfinished
  3. #67 Robin Catry (ST) def. Keshav Chopra (GT) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
  4. Damien Salvestre (ST) def. Chen Dong (GT) 6-4, 6-1
  5. Fons Van Sambeek (ST) vs. Pablo Schlecher (GT) 5-7, 5-3, unfinished
  6. Braden Shick (ST) def. Brandon McKinney (GT) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Doubles competition

  1. #8 Andres Martin/Marcus McDaniel (GT) def. #41 Martins Rocens/Fons Van Sambeek (ST) 7-5
  2. Collin Shick/Luca Staeheli (ST) def. Pablo Schlecher/Brandon McKinney (GT) 7-5
  3. Braden Shick/Joseph Schrader (ST) def. Keshav Chopra/Chen Dong (GT) 6-0

 

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