Nov. 4, 2017

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Virginia men’s tennis team has five players competing at the Georgia Tech Invitational, being held Friday through Sunday, Nov. 3-5, at Georgia Tech’s Ken Byer’s Tennis Complex in Atlanta, Ga.

Freshman Matthew Lord (Bloomfield, Conn.) has advanced to the Old Gold singles bracket final after picking up two victories on Saturday. Lord downed Andrei Andrukhou of Georgia State 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 and South Carolina’s Yancy Dennis 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 to advance to Sunday’s final. Redshirt freshman Ammar Alhaqbani (Alexandria, Va.) advanced to the consolation final with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Georgia State’s Jack MacFarlane and a 6-2, 6-4 win over Auburn’s Olle Thestrup.

In the White singles bracket, freshmen Jefferson Dockter (Atlanta, Ga.) dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to Georgia State’s Quentin Couland in the quarterfinals. He was edge in a consolation match by South Carolina’s Thomas Brown 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (2). Freshman Jerome Romualdez (Manila, Philippines) dropped a consolation match 6-0, 6-2 to Georgia Tech’s Brandon Freestone.

Sunday’s action will begin at 9 a.m. with a doubles match followed by the final singles match for each player.

Live scoring will not be available for the matches but a complete recap will be posted each day on

Virginia Day Two Results – Singles
Old Gold Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Lord, Matthew (Virginia, VA) def. Andrukhou, Andrei (4) (Georgia State, GA) 6-1; 1-6; 6-3
Old Gold Singles (Semifinal Round)
Lord, Matthew (Virginia, VA) def. Dennis, Yancy (2) (South Carolina, SC) 3-6; 7-5; 7-5
Old Gold Singles Consolation (W – Quarterfinal Round)
Alhaqbani, Ammar (Virginia, VA) def. MacFarlane, Jack (Georgia State, GA) 4-6; 6-3; 6-0
Old Gold Singles Consolation (W -Semifinal Round)
Alhaqbani, Ammar (Virginia, VA) def. Thestrup, Olle (Auburn, AL) 6-2; 6-4
White Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Coulaud, Quentin (2) (Georgia State, GA) def. Dockter, Jefferson (Virginia, VA) 6-4; 6-3
White Singles (N – Semifinal Round)
Brown, Thomas (South Carolina, SC) def. Dockter, Jefferson (Virginia, VA) 6-2; 6-2
White Singles Consolation (W – Quarterfinal Round)
Freestone, Brandon (GA Tech, GA) def. Romualdez, Jerome (Virginia, VA) 6-0; 6-2
White Singles (S – Semifinal Round)
Romauldez, Jerome (Virginia, VA) def. Showers, Bailey (Georgia State, GA) Wo (inj)