Georgia Shuts Out Florida A&M 4-0

Head Coach Manuel Diaz, Walker Duncan, and Wayne Montgomery talk about Georgia's 4-0 win over Florida A&M in the NCAA First Round.


May 12, 2017

Final Stats

Tournament Central

ATHENS, Ga. - The 12th-ranked Georgia men's tennis team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championships with a 4-0 shutout of Florida A&M on Friday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. 

Georgia swiftly secured the doubles point, led by a comfortable 6-1 victory from the tandem of Emil Reinberg and Nathan Ponwith on court two. Wayne Montgomery and Walker Duncan followed with a 6-3 win on court three to seal the doubles point for Georgia, while the No. 1-ranked pair of Jan Zielinski and Robert Loeb led on court one 5-4 before the doubles point was clinched.

After falling to Florida A&M's Courage Okungbowa in the first game in singles, 33rd-ranked Wayne Montgomery surged to a 6-1, 6-0 victory while winning 12 consecutive games on the first court. Robert Loeb followed with a 6-2, 6-0 win on court five over Luis Federico Nani. To clinch the match for the third time this season, Walker Duncan overtook Walner Espinoza 6-1, 6-4 on court four.

With the win, Georgia faces South Florida on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the second round of the NCAA Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

The Bulldogs and Bulls will vie for a spot in the NCAA Round of 16, which begins on Thursday, May 18 in Athens. 


 

 

Doubles        

  1. #1 Robert Loeb/Jan Zielinski (GEORGIA) vs. Carlos Agustin Waitman/Walner Espinoza (FLORIDA A&M), 5-4, uf
  2. Emil Reinberg/Nathan Ponwith (GEORGIA) def. Courage Okungbowa/Karlyn Small (FLORIDA A&M), 6-1
  3. Wayne Montgomery/Walker Duncan (GEORGIA) def. Luis Federico Nani/Jalen Evans (FLORIDA A&M), 6-3

Singles 

  1. #33 Wayne Montgomery (GEORGIA) def. Courage Okungbowa (FLORIDA A&M), 6-1, 6-0
  2. #59 Emil Reinberg (GEORGIA) vs. Carlos Agustin Waitman (FLORIDA A&M), 7-6 (3), uf
  3. Jan Zielinski (GEORGIA) vs. Karlyn Small (FLORIDA A&M), 6-2, 2-5, uf
  4. Walker Duncan (GEORGIA) def. Walner Espinoza (FLORIDA A&M), 6-1, 6-4
  5. Robert Loeb (GEORGIA) def. Luis Federico Nani (FLORIDA A&M), 6-2, 6-0
  6. Alex Phillips (GEORGIA) vs. Illya Skoromnyy (FLORIDA A&M), 6-2, 5-0, uf

 Order of finish: Doubles (2,3) Singles (1,5,4)

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