THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s tennis senior Christopher Eubanks and Christian Harrison were able to push Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop to a dramatic three sets, but would ultimately fall to the Netherland duo 7-6 (5), 3-6, 4-6, in the 2017 U.S. Open on Sunday afternoon.
Eubanks and Harrison played Haase and Middelkoop to a dead-heat to start the match, as both teams played clean games to reach a 6-6 tie. The young duo then used their superior
The Netherland duo then responded in the second, getting the lone break and then serving out the rest of the set to take it 6-3.
Three unforced errors in the third and two missed break opportunities ultimately doomed Eubanks and Harrison after a relatively perfect match, as they fell 6-4.
Eubanks’ time in the Big Apple isn’t done yet as he’s still set to participate in the fourth annual American Collegiate Invitational at the U.S Open on Sept. 7-9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The invitational highlights eight collegiate men and women to play in a single-elimination tournament where the winners receive a wild card into the 2018 U.S. Open, main draw or qualifying, depending on his or her ranking next summer.