Bernstine advances into finals at Georgia Tech Invite

ATLANTA – Virginia Tech freshman Chase Bernstine advanced into the finals of the Georgia Tech Invite on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bernstine opened the day with a tough win over South Carolina’s Benton Wood. The Tech player won the opening set 6-4, but faltered in the second 2-6. He powered back to win the third 6-2.

In the next round, Bernstine again went to three sets, facing Kevin Huynh of Georgia State. Bernstine gave up the first set 1-6, but rallied to roll in the next two to win it 6-1, 6-4.

Feliksas Sakalauskas lost his first match of the day, but came back to win in the next round, defeating South Carolina’s flight top-seed Benton Wood 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(2).

The Hokies’ George Cartledge downed Georgia State’s Andrei Duarte 7-6(3), 6-3 to start the day. Cartledge faltered in the next round, falling to Auburn’s Alex Mascioli 6-7, 7-1, 7-4.

Jason Kros fell in a three-set match against South Carolina’s Dennis Yancy. After winning the first set 6-0, Kros gave up the next two 6-1, 6-2. Kros picked up a win in his second match, defeating Georgia State’s Andrei Andrukhou 6-1, 6-1.

The Hokies will wrap up the Georgia Tech Invite on Sunday.

Chase Bernstine (VT) def. Benton Wood (SC) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Bernstine (VT) def. Kevin Huynh (GaSt) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4

Kevin Huynh (GaSt) def. Feliksas Sakalauskas (VT) 6-0, 6-4
Sakalauskas (VT) def. Benton Wood (SC) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(2)

George Cartledge (VT) def. Andrei Duarte (GaSt) 7-6(3), 6-3
Alex Mascioli (Auburn) def. Cartledge (VT) 6-7, 6-1, 6-4

Dennis Yancy (SC) def. Jason Kros (VT) 0-6, 6-1, 6-2
J. Kros (VT) def. Andrei Andrukhou (GaSt) 6-1, 6-1

#84 Thomas Mayronne (SC) def. Abraham Asaba (VT) 6-2, 6-4
Giles Hussey (GaSt) def. Asaba (VT) 7-6(4), 6-4

Alex Mascioli (Auburn) def. Ryan Kros (VT) 6-1, 6-1
Andrei Duarte (GaSt) def. R. Kros (VT) 7-5, 6-3

R. Kros/Sakaluskas (VT) def. Asaba/Bernstine (VT) 8-6

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