ATLANTA -- All-American Kevin King won both singles and doubles Sunday, but No. 20 Auburn handed No. 19 Georgia Tech a 4-1 defeat at the Bill Moore Tennis Center in the opening round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.
The Tigers advance to face No. 18 North Carolina Monday in the championship match at 1 p.m., while the Yellow Jackets battle No. 15 Illinois in the consolation at 10 a.m.. UNC took down Illinois, 4-2, in Sunday's opener.
The nation's No. 2-ranked doubles tandem of King and Juan Spir gave Tech an early edge for the doubles point with an 8-3 win over Auburn's Alex Stamchev and Daniel Cochran. But the Tigers rallied with victories by Andreas Mies and Lukas Ollert over Tech's Juan Melian Puigventos and Vikram Hundal, 8-6, and Dennis Lengsfeld and Lucas Lopasso over Dusan Miljevic and Eduardo Segura Mandarino, 8-5.