Tuesday night, Georgia Tech tennis star Chris Eubanks picked up a huge win over Taylor Fritz at the BB&T Atlanta Open. Thursday night, the back-to-back ACC player of the year picked up an even bigger win, beating the #8 seed and 59th ranked player in the world Jared Donaldson to move into the quarterfinals. The rising senior earned a wild card entry into the tournament for the third straight year, but exited the singles draw in the first round in his prior two attempts. That said, Chris isn’t new to the spotlight at the Atlanta Open, the first of seven stops leading up to the US Open. In 2015, he and Donald Young, one of the well known names in tennis and one of Eubanks close friends, made a semifinals run.
For the second match in a row, Chris had the strong support of the crowd, saying after the match, "I really don't know if I could do this in any place but Atlanta!". On Tuesday night, mens basketball coach Josh Pastner was on hand to do the pre-match coin flip. If he keeps winning, Chris’s support will only continue to grow. Next up, he will face the #4 seed Ryan Harrison, ranked 42nd in the world.
THAT'S IT!!! A DOUBLE FAULT SEALS THE UPSET FOR EUBANKS!!! #BBTAO pic.twitter.com/Vn8DcHlATE— GT Men's Tennis (@GT_MTEN) July 28, 2017