No. 67 Miami falls to No. 31 Georgia Tech

No. 67 Miami falls to No. 31 Georgia Tech

CORAL GABLES, Fla.—The No. 67 Miami Hurricanes men’s tennis team fell to the No. 31 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 5-2, on Friday, April 1 at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.

“Our guys competed at a high level today, but it wasn’t enough to beat a good Georgia Tech team. Matches at Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 were extremely competitive, and Fermin and Jesse each had a great wins today,” said head coach Mario Rincon.

Miami came up short in doubles action, giving Georgia Tech the edge heading into singles play.

On Court 2 Piotr Lomacki and Nile Clark fell to Carlos Benito and Christopher Eubanks, 6-1. At the No. 3 position, duo Jesse Flores and Kevin Bondar came up shy as they fell to Nathan Rakitt and Daniel Yun 6-4. Max Andrews and Bernard Tefel left their match unfinished against No. 54 ranked Michael Kay and Casey Kay, 5-3.

The Canes saw some success in singles but ultimately fell to the Yellow Jackets. Flores dominated his first set 6-3, but dropped his second set, 5-7. Flores downed Yun in a third set, 6-4, to put the Canes on the board. Freshman Fermin Calvo gave Miami its second point for the night, forcing three sets to defeat Andrew Li 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3).

On Court 1, No. 38 Lomacki fell after No. 11 Eubanks forced a third set, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).  Kevin Bondar dropped his two sets to Rakitt, 6-2, 6-1, and at the No. 6 Bernard Tefel fell to Michael Kay 6-4, 6-3. At the No. 2, Benito downed Andrews in three sets 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Miami’s record now stands at 7-10 overall and 2-5 for conference play. The Canes will head to South Carolina to take on Clemson, Sunday, April 3 at 11 a.m. at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

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Tennis Match Results
Miami vs Georgia Tech
Apr 01, 2016 at Atlanta, Ga.
(Ken Byers Tennis Complex)

Georgia Tech 5, Miami 2

 Singles competition 
1. #11 Christopher Eubanks (GT) def. #38 Piotr Lomacki (UM) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
2. Carlos Benito (GT) def. Max Andrews (UM) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
3. Jesse Flores (UM) def. Daniel Yun (GT) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
4. Fermin Calvo (UM) def. Andrew Li (GT) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)
5. Nathan Rakitt (GT) def. Kevin Bondar (UM) 6-2, 6-1
6. Michael Kay (GT) def. Bernard Tefel (UM) 6-4, 6-3

 Doubles competition 
1. #54 Michael Kay/Casey Kay (GT) vs. Max Andrews/Bernard Tefel (UM) 5-3, unfinished
2. Carlos Benito/Christopher Eubanks (GT) def. Piotr Lomacki/Nile Clark (UM) 6-1
3. Nathan Rakitt/Daniel Yun (GT) def. Jesse Flores/Kevin Bondar (UM) 6-4

Match Notes:
Miami 7-10; Regional ranking #67
Georgia Tech 13-5; Regional ranking #31
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (5,6,1,2,3,4)
T-3:20  A-101