University of Georgia men’s tennis All-Americans Trent Bryde, Philip Henning and Tyler Zink will begin competition at the 2021 NCAA Individual Championships today at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
All three Bulldogs earned All-SEC Second Team honors for their outstanding performances during the 2021 season.
“Our guys are excited to be taking part in this very elite field,” Georgia head coach Manuel Diaz said. “We should be rested and ready to play some good tennis and expect a big challenge tomorrow. We have a young group here, but they are hungry.”
Opening the NCAA Singles Championships Round of 64 for Georgia is No. 19 Henning. He takes on Notre Dame’s 36th-ranked Axel Nefve tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET. Following at 11 a.m. ET will be the top-25 matchup between Bryde, Georgia’s top-ranked Dog at No. 15, and No. 25-ranked Alexis Galarneau of NC State. Zink will round out day one of individual competition for the Bulldogs; the 27th-ranked Bulldog takes on Illinois’ No. 114 Siphosothando Montsi at 1 p.m. ET.
Bryde and Zink, the Bulldogs’ highest-ranked duo this season at No. 7, are also set to participate in the NCAA Doubles Championships beginning Monday, May 24. A battle of the Bulldogs opens competition as the Georgia duo is set to face No. 39-ranked Samford Bulldogs Victor Chaw and Jim Hendrix on Monday, May 24, at a time to be determined.