Jackets Battle in Day Two of GT Invitational

Oct. 8, 2016

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THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s tennis closes out day two of play at the Georgia Tech Invitational at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex on Saturday. The finals will start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with doubles, followed by singles at 9:45 a.m.

Singles Update: Chris Yun went 1-1 on the day, topping Florida State’s Alex Knaff in the quarterfinals, 7-5, 6-3. Michael Kay took his quarterfinals match in the west bracket over Vanderbilt’s Panu Virtanen. Phillip Gresk advanced to the semifinals with a 6-4, 6-3 rout of Vanderbilt’s Alex Ross. The sophomore moved over to the northeast finals after losing to Brandon Laubser (Auburn) where he will face Edward Nguyen (Auburn). After dropping his first match of the day, Elijah Melendez secured his spot in the finals of the Division III north draw with a 6-4, 6-2 rout of Furman’s Alex Steryous.

Doubles Update: The tournament kicked off Saturday morning with the doubles semifinals. Gresk and Fiegel topped Auburn’s Edward Nguyen and Brandon Laubser, 8-5. They’ll face Tennessee’s Steven Karl and Preston Touliatos in the finals on Sunday. Michael Kay and Daniel Yun moved to the northwest bracket after falling to Cameron Klinger and Billy Rowe (Vanderbilt), 8-7(4). The mixed pair of Melendez and Georgia’s Alex Phillips knocked off Furman’s Trevor Croyder and Clarke Wilson, 8-4 to advance to the Division III east finals. Andrew Li and Chris Yun took their match in the Division II west semifinals over Furman’s Jake Munns and Adam Steryous, 8-3.

Volunteer coach Kevin King says: “We came out strong in doubles; I think we made some corrections from yesterday and had a pretty strong showing there. We had one tough loss but overall played pretty well. I think we competed well and fought hard in singles but we just weren’t quite mentally strong enough. The other teams were playing well and just took it to us today. Second round, same thing happened. Mentally we’re just a little bit weak. We were trying the right things but we weren’t able to consistently do it point after point and that cost us today. But that’s something that we can work on moving forward and hopefully correct for tomorrow.”

Georgia Tech Results

Division 1, Round of 16 – 10/7

Andrew Li (Georgia Tech) def. Andrew Schafer (University of South Carolina) 6-4, 6-2

Adam Steryous (Furman) def. Michael Kay (Georgia Tech), 7-5, 6-3

Division 2, Round of 16 – 10/7

Chris Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Steven Karl (Tennessee), 6-0, 6-0

Cole Fiegel (Georgia Tech) def. Stephen Madonia (Florida), 6-3, 6-3

Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech) def. David Sarkissov (Florida), 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-1

Division 3, Round of 16 – 10/7

Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech) def. Kevin Bondar (Miami) 6-2, 7-5

Phillip Gresk (Georgia Tech) def. Sunay Bhat (Tennessee) 6-2, 6-2

Division 1 Doubles, Quarterfinals – 10/7

Robert Loeb/Jan Zielinski (Georgia) def. Michael Kay/Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech), 8-4

Division 2 Doubles, Quarterfinals – 10/7

Cole Fiegel/Phillip Gresk (Georgia Tech) def. Tate Allwardt/Panu Virtanen (Vanderbilt), 8-4

Steven Karl/Preston Touliatos (Tennessee) def. Andrew Li/Chris Yun (Georgia Tech), 8-7(3)

Division 3 Doubles, Quarterfinals – 10/7

Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech)/Alex Phillips (Georgia) def. Bhangdia (Furman)/Bhat (Tennessee), 8-1

Division 1, East Quarterfinals – 10/8

Emil Reinberg (Georgia) def. Andrew Li (Georgia Tech) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Division 1, North Semifinals – 10/8

 Nathan Ponwith (Georgia) def. Andrew Li (Georgia Tech), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Division 1, West Quarterfinals – 10/8

Michael Kay (Georgia Tech) def. Robert Loeb (Georgia), 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Division 1, West Semifinals – 10/8

Jan Zielinski (Georgia) def. Michael Kay (Georgia Tech), 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Division 2, East Quarterfinals – 10/8

Thomas Mayronne (University of South Carolina) def. Cole Fiegel (Georgia Tech) 6-4, 6-2, 7-5

Chris Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Alex Knaff (Florida State University) 7-5, 6-3

Yancy Dennis (University of South Carolina) def. Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech) 7-6(5), 6-0

Division 2, East Semifinals – 10/8

Thomas Mayronne (South Carolina) def. Chris Yun (Georgia Tech), 7-5, 6-1

Division 2, North Semifinals – 10/8

Alex Knaff (Florida State) def. Cole Fiegel (Georgia Tech), 6-2, 6-2

Billy Rowe (Vanderbilt) def. Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech), 6-1, 6-3

Division 3, East Quarterfinals – 10/8

Edward Nguyen (Auburn) def. Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech) 6-3, 7-5

Phillip Gresk (Georgia Tech) def. Alex Ross (Vanderbilt) 6-4, 6-3

Division 3, East Semifinals – 10/8

Brandon Laubser (Auburn) def. Phillip Gresk (Georgia Tech), 6-4, 6-1

Division 3, North Semifinals – 10/8

Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech) def. Alex Steryous (Furman), 6-4, 6-2

Division 1 Doubles, West Semifinals – 10/8

Cameron Klinger/Billy Rowe (Vanderbilt) def. Michael Kay/Daniel Yun (Georgia Tech) 8-7(4)

Division 2 Doubles, East Semifinals – 10/8

Cole Fiegel/Phillip Gresk (Georgia Tech) def. Brandon Laubser/Edward Nguyen (Auburn) 8-5

Division 2 Doubles, West Semifinals – 10/8

Andrew Li/Chris Yun (Georgia Tech) def. Jake Munns/Adam Steryous (Furman) 8-3

Division 3 Doubles, East Semifinals – 10/8

Alex Phillips (Georgia)/Elijah Melendez (Georgia Tech) def. Trevor Croyder/Clarke Wilson (Furman) 8-4

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