Tennis ace Chris Eubanks is into the singles Sweet Sixteen after dropping Tulsa’s Or Ram-Harel in two sets yesterday afternoon. Eubanks fought through tough winds and a second set tiebreaker to become the first Yellow Jacket to advance this far since Guillermo Gomez in 2011. Eubanks will see a familiar face in his opponent: Texas’s Yuya Ito, whom Eubanks defeated in straight sets in last year’s ITA National Indoor Championships.
While Eubanks was busy tearing it up in the men’s singles bracket, the Jackets had double representation in the doubles bracket. (That’s two pairs. So.... quadruple representation?) Rasheeda McAdoo and Johnnise Renaud fell to six seeded Mami Adachi and Aldila Sutjiadi from Kentucky in a tiebreaker, but Paige Hourigan and Kenya Jones were victorious over the pairing of Anna Danilina and Ingrid Neel from Florida. The two return to the court at 3:30 p.m. in Athens to take on the 5 seeded duo of Maddie Pothoff and Erin Routliffe from Alabama.
We have football news! Oh, sweet, sweet football news. We all knew Labor Day’s Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game featuring the Yellow Jackets and the Tennessee Volunteers was the only thing on that night, but now the time and channel have been made official: 8 p.m., ESPN. Georgia Tech football on national television! That can only mean good things for us. Right? Guys?
The Diamond Jackets’ season has finally come to an end; a one-day rain delay was really just a stay of execution, as the Jackets gave up 4 runs in the 9th inning to Wake Forest to drop their final game of the season, 5-4. Not that it mattered, as the Jackets’ loss to Miami on Tuesday had rendered this one purely academic. The Jackets finish the season at 27-28 and will miss the post season for the second time in three years.
Man, being on the wrong end of 27-28 really sucks, huh?