Six Georgia men’s tennis players — the highest number of student-athletes for any school in this year’s field — have earned spots in the main singles and doubles draws of the 2017 Saint Francis ITA All-American Championships.
The group of six, who will play at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center, features Walker Duncan, Wayne Montgomery, Nathan Ponwith and Emil Reinberg in singles, while the duos of Robert Loeb and Jan Zielinski, as well as Ponwith and Reinberg, will compete in doubles.
“We are excited and ready to go,” head coach Manuel Diaz said. “To have six guys, which is almost our whole team, competing in an event of this stature is a tremendous accomplishment. There are some great matchups, which will create terrific opportunities for our guys this week.”
The draws were released late on Wednesday. In singles, Ponwith, ranked No. 32 nationally, will take on 34th-ranked Nicolas Alvarez from Duke at 9 a.m. CT. Also starting at that time will be 21st-ranked Montgomery, who will take on No. 43-ranked Alexis Galarneau from NC State. Reinberg will then face Constant De La Bassetiere from Penn State to round out the morning session.
In the afternoon, Duncan, who won three matches in qualifying to advance to the main draw, will battle No. 2 -ranked Nuno Borges from Mississippi State at noon CT.
Doubles play follows singles action on Thursday. First up will be the No. 2-ranked and 2017 NCAA doubles runner-up tandem of Loeb and Zielinski. That duo will face familiar SEC foes from Texas A&M — Juan Carlos Aguilar and Jordi Arconado. At 1:30 p.m. CT, Ponwith and Reinberg will battle Spencer Furman and Nick Stachowiak from Duke.
To view the full draws and live scoring, CLICK HERE.