Former Yellow Jacket Christopher Eubanks finds success early in his transition to the pros
American duo breaks three times to advance to second round
Senior Yellow Jacket continues play in doubles, American Collegiate Invitational
Student-athletes compete for wild card entries into 2018 U.S. Open
Rising senior becomes first Yellow Jacket to play prestigious event in college
Christopher Eubanks took home the mixed doubles title with UNC's Hayley Carter.
Georgia Tech men's tennis sophomore Christopher Eubanks, 2016 ACC Player of the Year
Images from Georgia Tech in the 2015 Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga.
Georgia Tech sophomore Christopher Eubanks at the 2015 BB&T Atlanta Open
Freshman men's tennis player from Atlanta, Ga.
Career: Turned professional on Oct. 23, 2017, forgoing his final year of eligibility … Fifth player in program history to be named a two-time All-American … First Yellow Jacket and fifth conference player ever to earn ACC Player of the Year twice … Became fifth student-athlete to be a three-time All-ACC honoree … earned USTA/ITA Sportsmanship Award in 2016 and 2017 ITA Arthur Ashe, Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award … Finished tied-fifth in all-time career wins (90) while finishing 10th in career win percentage (.732) … Finished tied-second in season wins (34 – 2015-16) and tied-fourth in dual matches (21 – 2015-16) … Ranks third all-time at Georgia Tech with 21 doubles dual match victories in 2015-16.
General: Earned wild card entry into 2017 BB&T Atlanta Open singles play where he reached quarterfinals, earning his first two ATP singles victories … Earned first U.S. Open victory in doubles play alongside Christian Harrison in 2017 … Led Tech to the NCAA Team Championship and earned a berth in the NCAA Singles Championship each of his first two years, and became one of the top 10 players in the nation as a sophomore ... Played doubles and singles in the 2015 BB&T Atlanta Open and has received a wild card into doubles for 2016 ... Blue Chip prospect rating by the Tennis Recruiting Network, the highest level possible, coming out of high school, and immediately became a regular in the top-half of Tech's lineup his freshman year.
2016-17 (Junior): Match-by-Match
Named ACC Player of the Year for second-straight season ... Received National Division I ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award and for the Southeast region ... Awarded the Division I Men's and Women's USTA/ITA Sportsmanship Award at the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Nov. 2016 ... Won the mixed doubles title with UNC's Haley Carter at the Oracle ITA Masters in Malibu, Calif. ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championships for an automatic berth to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships ... Reached the semifinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoors Intercollegiate Championships ... Reached a career-high national rankings of No. 4 ... Earned his third-straight entry into the NCAA Singles Championship ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships, a first for Georgia Tech since Bryan Shelton in 1988 ... Finished the season with a 31-6 record overall and a 18-2 mark in dual match play at the one position for the Jackets ... Registered 18 wins over ranked opponents including a 6-1, 6-4 victory over No. 2 Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest.
2015-16 (Sophomore): Match-by-Match
ITA All-American who also was named ACC Player of the Year and first-team All-ACC ... Earned a bid to the NCAA Singles Championship for the second straight year, seeded seventh, but lost in the opening round to No. 52 Shane Vinsant of Texas A&M ... Finished the spring No. 8 nationally, the second-highest-ranking ACC player, with an 21-2 record at the top position in the lineup, including an 12-1 mark in conference matches (including ACC Championship) ... Only losses in the spring came on the road to No. 20 Wayne Montgomery of Georgia and No. 12 Benjamin Lock of Florida State (rankings at the time of the matches) ... Had a 13-6 record against ranked opponents, including one over No. 7 Ryan Shane of Virginia ... Was 34-7 in all singles matches for the year, second-most wins in one year in program history, and the fourth-most of any ACC player in 2015-16 ... Teamed with Carlos Benito to build a 16-3 record in doubles matches, playing mostly at No. 2, and they were ranked No. 36 nationally ... Reached the semifinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship in the fall after earning a wild-card bid.
2015 Summer Highlights: Received a wild card berth to the BB&T Atlanta Open in both singles and doubles main draws ... Teamed with Atlanta native Donald Young to win their opening-round and quarterfinals matches before falling to Bob and Mike Bryan, the world's No. 1-ranked doubles team, in the semifinals ... Lost to Redak Stepanek in straight sets in his first-round singles match.
2014-15 (Freshman): Match-by-Match
Second-team All-ACC ... No. 53-ranked singles player who received an at-large bid into the NCAA singles championship, where he defeated 31st-ranked Nathan Pasha of Georgia in the opening round before falling to 15th-ranked Yannick Hanfmann of Southern California in the round of 32 ... Played at the top of Tech's lineup in 18 of Tech's 27 dual matches, including the last 18 dating back to late February ... Went 7-11 at that spot, including wins over No. 37 Andreas Bjerrehus of Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament ... Had a 6-13 record against ranked players, but defeated players ranked No. 5, No. 11 and No. 15 during spring ... Won the singles title at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational ... Played most of his doubles matches with fellow freshman Michael Kay, compiling a 15-11 record, including 8-5 at the No. 2 spot ... They won the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational in doubles.
2014 Summer Highlights: Reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Summer Championship, winning his first three matches in straight sets before defeating No. 3 seed Sam Shropshire of Northwestern in straight sets.
Junior Tennis: Compiled a 48-6 overall record in 2013, including a 3-3 mark against other Blue Chip players and an 11-2 record against 5-star players ... Won six rounds in the USTA Nationals at Kalamazoo including a pair of wins over top-15 players ... Won the One Love Tennis Junior Super Championship (straight-set wins in all four matches) and the Georgia State Closed Junior Challenger (straight-set wins in all five matches) in 2013, and made finals of Southern Closed, where he lost to current Tech freshman Will Showers in finals) ... Also was a member of the winning team at the USTA National Boys' 18 Team Championships, and scored final point for Southern team in the finals ... Played in the BB&T Atlanta Open in 2012 and 2013, and partnered with Michael Kay to win the Norcross USTA Regional in October 2013.
High School: Played three years at Westlake High School, helping his team to the region championship and runner-up finish in the state championship in 2011 and 2013 ... Member of the national Honor Society, Beta Club and Future Business Leaders of America.
Personal: Full name is Christopher Edward Eubanks ... Born May 5, 1996 in Atlanta ... Son of Mark and Carla Eubanks ... Has one older brother, Mark ... Cousin Trey played tennis at Michigan State from 1995-99 ... Enjoys playing basketball, football and baseball ... Majoring in business administration.