University of Georgia men’s tennis student-athletes Trent Bryde, Philip Henning and Tyler Zink earned bids to the 2021 NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, it was announced Tuesday evening.
Each of the three Bulldogs garnered spots in the singles championship, with Bryde seeded 9-16. The Suwanee, Ga., native is Georgia’s highest ranked singles and doubles player with a No. 14 ranking in singles and a No. 5 mark in doubles.
Bryde and Zink will represent Georgia in doubles, earning a No. 5-8 national seed. The 2020 ITA All-Americans form one of the top tandems in the nation with a No. 5 ranking and a 8-4 dual-match record. Four of those eights wins have come against ranked foes.
The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 23-28 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, after the conclusion of the team championship, which runs from May 17-22. The University of Central Florida and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission will serve as hosts.
This week, Georgia opens the NCAA tournament by hosting the first and second rounds in Athens. The action begins Saturday at 1 p.m., when the Bulldogs host East Tennessee State. Ticket information and a full schedule for this weekend’s event are below.
NCAA Tennis First and Second Round Information
May 7-9 | Athens, Ga.
While still limited, there will be an increased capacity at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex compared to the regular season. The capacity increases to 50 percent to comply with NCAA Championship guidance. If matches are moved indoors, attendance will be permitted to player-guest only.
Tickets for this weekend’s matches go on sale online at Georgia Bulldogs | Online Ticket Office | Event Groups (evenue.net) beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m. and running through Thursday at 5 p.m. Fans can also purchase tickets at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex beginning one hour prior to the start of the first match each day. Will call opens at 9 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and noon on Sunday. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth and seniors. The ticket is good for the entire day.
Schedule (all times eastern)
Friday, May 7 (Women’s matches only)
10 a.m. — Wake Forest vs. Furman
1 p.m. — Georgia vs. Austin Peay
Saturday, May 8 (Men and women)
10 a.m. — Virginia Tech vs. Texas Tech (Men first round)
1 p.m. — Georgia vs. East Tennessee State (Men first round)
4 p.m. — Women’s Second Round Match
Sunday, May 9
1 p.m. — Men’s Second Round Match