NCAA Mens Tennis

Alabama Falls 5-2 in Road Match Against Georgia Tech

Alabama Falls 5-2 in Road Match Against Georgia Tech

ATLANTA –– The Alabama men’s tennis team (0-1) opened its season on the road, battling the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-0) in a 5-2 loss Monday.

Enzo Aguaird and Zach Foster paced the Tide in doubles as the duo posted a 6-2 score on court two. In singles, Roan Jones and Andrii Zimnokh led UA with two-set wins on courts four and five, respectively. Jones would tally a 6-4, 6-3 victory, while Zimnokh went 6-3, 7-5 for the win.

The Match

  • Aguiard and Foster captured the first doubles victory of the day, defeating Richard Biaigotti and Gabriele Bancatelli, 6-2
  • The Yellow Jackets would go on to win courts three and one, respectively, to take the opening lead in the match
  • Jones tallied the Tide’s first point with a victory over No. 67-ranked Brancatelli
  • The sophomore would take the first set at 6-3, before battling for a 6-4 victory in set two as UA trailed 2-1 in the match
  • The Yellow Jackets would extend their lead to 3-1 with a win on court one, but Zimnokh’s 6-3, 7-5 victory over Krish Arora on court five kept the Tide within one
  • Georgia Tech earned the win off a back-and-forth, three-set battle on court six over UA’s Matic Dimic
  • Aguiard would also fight his way through back-to-back tiebreakers as he fell 7-6(11), 7-6(5) on court two


  • Alabama will host Florida State and Jacksonville State in a double header on Sunday, Jan. 21
  • The Tide and Seminoles go head-to-head at 11 a.m. CT at the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility
  • UA will battle the Gamecocks at 4 p.m. that day 



1 | Marcus McDaniel/Keshav Chopra (GT) def. #25 Filip Planinsek/Andrii Zimnokh (UA) 6-3

2 |Enzo Aguiard/Zach Foster (UA) def. Richard Biaigotti/Gabriele Brancatelli (GT) 6-2

3 | Andres Martin/Krish Arora (GT) def. Matic Dimic/Roan Jones (UA) 6-1

Order of Finish (2,1,3)


1 | Andres Martin (GT) def. #35 Filip Planinsek (UA) 6-3, 7-5

2 | Keshav Chopra (GT) def. #51 Enzo Aguiard (UA) 7-6 (13-11), 7-6 (7-5)

3 | Marcus McDaniel (GT) def. #76 Matias Ponce De Leon (UA) 6-3, 6-4

4 | Roan Jones (UA) def. #67 Gabriele Brancatelli (GT) 6-4, 6-3

5 | Andrii Zimnokh (UA) def. Krish Arora (GT) 5-3, 7-5

6 | Rohan Sachdev (GT) def. Matic Dimic (UA) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

Order of Finish (3,4,1,5,6,2)

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