THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team put up a tough fight against No. 18 Stanford, but ultimately fell 4-3 in the first round of the ITA Kickoff on Sunday, Jan. 29.

Tech started off the match strong by clinching the doubles point. Keshav Chopra and Elias Shokry evened the score to 1-1 in doubles play with a 6-3 over Stanford’s Banerjee and Basing. Andres Martin and Marcus McDaniel were tied 4-4 before taking the lead and securing the 6-4 victory against Stanford’s Fery and Kolasinski.

In singles play, the Jackets went up 2-0 with Rohan Sachdev’s quick 6-3, 6-2 win. Stanford tied the score at 2-2 when Brandon McKinney fell to Chaudnary. Chopra’s 6-1, 6-2 victory over Stanford’s Basavareddy gave Tech a 3-2 lead. The match came down to Shokry and Stanford’s Rajesh. Shokry claimed the first set 7-6 [7-2]but fell in the second and third sets 6-1, 6-3.

Ferry (STAN) def. Martin (GT); 6-2, 6-4
Basing (STAN) def. McDaniel (GT); 6-2, 7-6 [7-3]
Chopra (GT) def. Basavareddy (STAN); 6-3, 6-2
Sachdev (GT) def. Banerjee (STAN); 6-3, 6-2
Chaudnary (STAN) def. McKinney (GT); 6-3, 6-2
Rajesh (STAN) def. Shokry (GT); 6-7 [2-7]6-1, 6-3

Martin/McDaniel (GT) def. Ferry/Kolasinski (STAN); 6-4
Chopra/Shokry (GT) def. Banerjee/Basing (STAN); 6-3
Basavareddy/Rajesh (STAN) def. Sachdev/McKinney (GT); 6-1

The Jackets will continue competition at the ITA Kickoff with a matchup against No. 20 Pepperdine on Monday, Jan. 30.

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