THE FLATS - Georgia Tech men's tennis fell in tough outings
Elijah Melendez battled in one of the day's thrillers out on the Byers Tennis Complex courts. Taking on No. 6 seed Peter Bertran of USF, the two battled back and forth throughout the first set, with Bertran able to walk away with the 6-4 win. In the second, senior Melendez clawed his way back into the match, taking the set 7-6(1). Melendez was unable to outlast Bertran in the end, however, ultimately falling in the deciding third set, 6-1.
Junior Phillip Gresk saw his fine weekend come to a close after winning three matches in qualifying to make it to the main draw, where he also picked up a victory. He fell in the Round of 32 in a tough 7-5, 6-1 decision to UCF's No. 16 seed, Mikhail Sokolovyskiy.
Sophomore Carlos Divar dropped a hard-fought set, 6-2, 7-5 to Georgia's Wayne Montgomery, while senior Michael Kay also battled tough with Florida State's No. 4 seed, Guy Iradukunda. Iradukunda took both sets by less than three, 6-4, 7-5, to advance.
In main draw doubles action, ninth-seeded Divar and Kay went toe-to-toe with Florida State's No. 6-seeded team of Guy Iradukunda and Alex Knaff in an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown. The two teams battled in a see-saw affair until reaching a seven-all tie, where the
Georgia Tech men's tennis returns to the courts in two weeks at the Birmingham Futures. The three-day event will begin in Birmingham, Ala., on Oct. 28.