A pair of UGA men’s tennis doubles teams will meet in the finals of the 2017 Southern Intercollegiate Championships main draw today at 10:00 a.m. ET.
The Bulldog tandem of Robert Loeb and Jan Zielinski advanced with a 6-3, 6-2 win against UNC Asheville’s Henry Patten and Oli Nolan, while Georgia’s Walker Duncan and Wayne Montgomery took a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Sebastian Acuna and Jack MacFarlane from Georgia State.
“This matchup will be kind of weird. I mean, we play each other in practice every day so we know each other really well,” Zielinski said. “It’s interesting because last year I played with Walker against Robert and Wayne so this year we’ve switched teams. It’s going to be fun. Either of us winning will be great. If they win, Walker takes two titles in a row. If we win, I do. So it’s exciting either way.”
Day three of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships featured strong winds and cloudy skies at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Doubles started early in the day, and the Bulldogs had a chance to also have an all red and black singles finals, but it was not to be.
Georgia’s Zielinski and Emil Reinberg used wins in the quarterfinals to advance to the main draw semis later in the afternoon. Zielinski fell, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to Tim Sandkaulen from Ole Miss, while Reinberg tripped up against Henry Patten from UNC Asheville, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4.
Both singles and doubles finals will start at 10 a.m. ET on Monday in Athens. Georgia’s results from Sunday are listed below. For full results, click on the link above.
Georgia Results – Day Three Southern Intercollegiate Championships
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Division I Doubles Semifinals
Walker Duncan/Wayne Montgomery (Georgia) def. Sebastian Acuna/Jack MacFarlane (Georgia State), 6-4, 6-4
Robert Loeb/Jan Zielinski (Georgia) def. Henry Patten/Oli Nolan (UNC Asheville), 6-4, 6-4
Division II Singles Quarterfinals
Ciro Lampasas (Louisville) def. Andy Martinez (Georgia), 6-3, 7-5
Division I Singles Quarterfinals
Emil Reinberg (Georgia) def. Robert Loeb (Georgia), 6-2, 7-6 (4)
Jan Zielinski (Georgia) def. Wayne Montgomery (Georgia), 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
Division I Singles Semifinals
Tim Sandkaulen (Ole Miss) def. Jan Zielinski (Georgia), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Henry Patten (UNCA) def. Emil Reinberg (Georgia), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4
Division II Singles Consolation
Feliksas Sakalaukas (Virginia Tech) def. Sam Dromsky (Georgia), 6-2, 6-1