Nov. 5, 2017
THE FLATS – In the final day of the Georgia Tech Invitational, the Yellow Jackets continued to hold control of the courts, earning three singles victories and two doubles wins on Sunday at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.
In the doubles, the duo of Carlos Divar and Michael Kay won the doubles title in the Old Gold bracket. They defeated Sebastian Acuna and Jack MacFarlane of Georgia State 8-5. Also victorious in doubles was the tandem of Phillip Gresk and Chris Yun, who downed Virginia’s Matthew Lord and Jerome Romauldez in a thrilling 8-7(3) match.
In singles play, Divar won the winners’ side of the Old Gold bracket with a thrilling, come-from-behind victory over Virginia’s Matthew Lord. Divar fell in a tough first set, 6-1, but went on to rally for 6-4 victories in the second and third set to keep his record sheet clean throughout the invitational.
Gresk also went undefeated in the tournament, downing Virginia Tech’s Chase Bernstine in a back-and-forth 6-3, 7-6(3) affair to win the winners’ side of the White bracket.
Freestone was able to grab another singles victory in his first fall season of competition with the Jackets. The freshman downed Auburn’s Alex Mascioli 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday morning.
Falling in their final singles matches of the day were Melendez and Kay. Melendez fell 6-3, 7-5 to Georgia State’s Jack MacFarlane before Kay dropped a heartbreaker late in the day to South Carolina’s Yancy Dennis. After Kay fought for a 6-1 victory in the first set, Dennis battled back for 6-4 wins in two and three to seal the match.
The fall season has concluded for Georgia Tech. The Jackets will begin the spring season at home on Jan. 10 against The Citadel.
Divar, Carlos (GT) def. Lord, Matthew (Virginia) 1-6; 6-4; 6-4
MacFarlane, Jack (Georgia State) def. Melendez, Elijah (GT) 6-3; 7-5
Dennis, Yancy (South Carolina) def. Kay, Michael (GT) 1-6; 6-4; 6-4
Gresk, Philip (GT) def. Bernstine, Chase (Virginia Tech) 6-3; 7-6(3)
Freestone, Brandon (GT) def. Mascioli, Alex (Auburn) 6-4; 6-3
Divar, Carlos / Kay, Michael (GT) def. Acuna, Sebastian / MacFarlane, Jack (Georgia State) 8-5
Hussey, Giles / Huynh, Kevin (Georgia State) def. Freestone, Brandon / Melendez, Elijah (GT) 8-4
Gresk, Philip / Yun, Chris (GT) def. Lord, Matthew / Romauldez, Jerome (Virginia) 8-7(3)