ATLANTA, Ga. – Ole Miss males’s tennis obtained underway in Atlanta on Friday for the annual Georgia Tech Invitational hosted at Georgia Tech’s Ken Byers Tennis Advanced.
The Rebels closed out day one splitting their matches on the day, because the group completed the opening spherical of competitors with a file of 2-2 in singles and 1-1 in doubles. Senior Nikola Slavic ended his day undefeated, capturing wins in each his singles and doubles matches to open his weekend.
To open Friday’s slate of matches for the Rebels, Slavic teamed up with Lukas Engelhardt to safe the group’s first win of the day, taking house an 8-5 victory over Georgia’s duo of Giusca/Johnston.
The Rebels’ different doubles pairing, Walker Stearns and Gordon Whitwell, fought by means of a troublesome opening spherical matchup with Vanderbilt’s Deames/Ferreira. Regardless of their greatest efforts, Stearns and Whitwell in the end fell 8-6 to the Vanderbilt squad.
Shifting to singles play, Slavic stored his momentum from doubles operating proper into his subsequent match as he squared up in opposition to Georgia Tech’s Keshav Chopra. After three units of hard-fought motion in opposition to Chopra, Slavic put the ultimate nail into his opponent to seize a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 match victory, ending his day undefeated.
Insurgent sophomore Walker Stearns adopted this up for Ole Miss with a win of his personal on the singles courts, getting back from a set right down to defeat Paul Wang (Vanderbilt) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. The victory marks the primary singles win of the 2022-23 season for the Germantown, Tennessee, native.
Lukas Engelhardt and Gordon Whitwell rounded out singles motion for Ole Miss on day one, with every Insurgent dropping their respective matches 6-2, 6-1.
The entire squad will return to motion as soon as once more tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. CT in Atlanta, with one other spherical of doubles play to start out off the day adopted by a spherical of singles.
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Lukas Engelhardt/Nikola Slavic def. Giusca/Johnston (Georgia) 8-5
Deames/Ferreira (Vanderbilt) def. Walker Stearns/Gordon Whitwell 8-6
Angel Guerrero (Georgia Tech) def. Gordon Whitwell 6-2, 6-1
Nikola Slavic def. Keshav Chopra (Georgia Tech) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Siim Troost (Vanderbilt) def. Lukas Engelhardt 6-2, 6-1
Walker Stearns def. Paul Wang (Vanderbilt) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4