Young Bulldogs Post Big Wins at ITA All-American Championships


Four University of Georgia men’s tennis underclassmen combined to go 6-1 during the opening qualifying rounds of the 2019 ITA All-American Championships on Monday. 

The Bulldogs were perfect in singles as Trent Bryde, Philip Henning and Tyler Zink — two sophomores and a freshman — went 3-0. On the doubles courts, Georgia’s duos of Blake Croyder and Henning as well as Bryde and Zink posted a pair of ranked wins to begin Monday’s action. 

Coyder and Henning then came back from a 7-4 deficit in the third-set, 10-point breaker to win their second doubles contest — a 6-2, 4-6, 11-9 victory against Virginia’s Gianni Ross and William Woodall. 

“We had a great day today. In fact we were a point away in doubles from going 7-0 in matches and being perfect.” associate head coach Jamie hunt said. “Tyler and Philip did a good job in singles, and Trent battled and won a tough three-set match. Our doubles was good as well. Trent and Tyler beat a very good Ohio State team and then fell in a 10 point super breaker in their second match, but are showing improvements. Philip and Blake continued their great play together and won two matches over tough opponents”

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Tuesday with two more rounds of singles and one more doubles match. 

Each Georgia player will need to win two singles matches to take one of 16 spots available for the main draw. If Croyder and Henning win their doubles contest, they will be one of eight doubles teams from the qualifying rounds to advance to the main draw. 

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