Georgia Quinn Comes Out on Top for Ncaa Singles Public Title

Lake Nona, Florida. – Georgia Men’s Tennis Redshirt newbie Ethan Quinn enjoyed a comeback victory against Ondrej Styler from Michigan, 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 6-2, to win the 2023 NCAA National Singles Championship on Saturday at the United States Tennis Association National Complex.

Quinn joins the elite group of Mikael Pernfors (1984, 1985) and Matias Boeker (2001, 2002) as the only three Bulldogs to win the national singles title. The All-American is the fourth freshman to win the crown since 1977 and the first Georgia player to reach the Finals since John Isner in 2007.

“Since I started College, my goal has been to win the individual championship,” Quinn said. “Achieving this goal is special and it’s awesome to join this list of guys. They’ve had phenomenal careers, and I just hope that one day my career can be as good as yours.”

Second-ranked Quinn saved four match points in the second set to force a tiebreak. He would win the Breaker and the third set against Styler n° 8.

Quinn beat TCUs Luc Fomba, Ryan Seggerman from UNC, the n° 9-16 from Stanford Nishesh Basavareddy, Andrew Fenty from Michigan, the n° 9-16 from Virginia Chris Rodesch and the N°8 Styler to mark his place in history.

The Fresno, Calif. native finished the season with a win of 17 consecutive singles matches and a February 22-1. victory over Styler, ranked No. 8 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s individual poll, moved Quinn to 34-10 and 26-7 against year-over-year ranked opponents.

Quinn immediately moved to 2-0 to start the championship game, taking a break and saving two break points to start the day. He then beat Styler at a crucial moment to take a 5-2 lead; the Michigan Senior broke Quinn twice and held on to take his first lead of the day 6-5. Styler went on to win the set 7-6 (2).

Each side held on in the second set until another pair of double faults, this time from Styler, gave Quinn the break he needed to play serve again, 3-3. in the next game, at the crucial point, Quinn’s sliding styler pass is barely out of reach to win the Break.

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