MEN’S TENNIS: Southeast Regional Championships Begin Today

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MEN’S TENNIS: Southeast Regional Championships Begin Today

UGA men's tennis – Emil Reinberg
Georgia’s Emil Reinberg during the 48th annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (Photo by Steven Colquitt)
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The Georgia men’s tennis team will begin play in the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships Friday at the University of Florida’s Ring Tennis Complex at Linder Stadium.

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The singles and doubles winners from all 12 regional sites will earn bids to the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in New York Nov. 12-15.
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The Bulldogs will be represented by Walker Duncan, Wayne Montgomery, Emil Reinberg, Austin Smith, Ben Wagland and Nick Wood. Montgomery is seeded second, Smith is third and Duncan is 11th. In doubles, Smith and Wagland are the No. 1 seeds, and Georgia’s other doubles pairs are Montgomery/Reinberg and Duncan/Wood.
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Qualifying begins Thursday, and Friday’s schedule includes the final qualifying round followed by two rounds of main draw doubles, one round of main draw singles and one round of qualifying singles consolation. Play starts at 8 a.m., and the five-day tournament concludes on Monday.
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The field includes players from UCF, Florida, Florida A&M, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, Mercer, Miami, North Florida, Stetson and South Florida. In Georgia history 12 Bulldogs have won the ITA Regional singles title, including Smith last year in Athens.
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Friday’s Georgia Schedule
Main Draw Singles Round of 64
[11] Walker Duncan (UGA) vs. qualifer
Nick Wood (UGA) vs. Justin Roberts (USF)
[3] #17 Austin Smith (UGA) vs. Qualifier
Emil Reinberg (UGA) vs. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF)
Ben Wagland (UGA) vs. Michael Kay (GT)
[2] #16 Wayne Montgomery (UGA) vs. Marco Nunez (FSU)
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Main Draw Doubles Round of 64
Walker Duncan/Nick Wood (UGA) vs. Jose Landin/Ristomatti Lanne (Ga.So.)
Wayne Montgomery/Emil Reinberg (UGA) vs. Peter Bertran/Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF)
Bye: [1] #1 Austin Smith/Ben Wagland (UGA)
**Second round doubles to follow on Friday.
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