MTennis: Three Dawgs Receive At-Large NCAA Bids

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MTennis: Three Dawgs Receive At-Large NCAA Bids

Robert Loeb
Robert Loeb

A trio of University of Georgia men’s tennis student-athletes — Robert Loeb, Emil Reinberg and Jan Zielinski — received at-large bids to this year’s NCAA singles and doubles championships. 

Reinberg and Zeilinski were selected for singles competition, while Georgia’s top tandem of Loeb and Zielinski was picked for the 32-team doubles bracket.  Singles and doubles play will be conducted on May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, following the conclusion of the team championship. 

Emil Reinberg
Emil Reinberg

All matches will be the best-of-three sets. No-ad scoring and a 7-point tiebreaker (first to seven points, must win by two) at six-games-all will be used for all matches. In doubles, a 10-point match tiebreaker will be played in lieu of a third set.

A Bulldog has won the NCAA Singles Championship four times (Mikael Pernfors in 1984 and 1985; Matias Boeker in 2001 and 2002). The Bulldogs have claimed the doubles title on three occasions – Ola Malmqvist and Allen Miller in 1983, Boeker and Travis Parrott, and John Isner and Antonio Ruiz in 2005.

Jan Zielinski
Jan Zielinski

Georgia heads to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, this week for the NCAA first and second rounds. The Bulldogs play Elon at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, with the winner set to face either North Carolina or Navy on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. 

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.