Josh Girling takes second flight at IU Invitational

BLOOMINGTON, IND.--  It was a successful weekend for Tennessee Tech at the Indiana University Invitational. Senior, Josh Girling won the second flight with little challenge while freshman John Taylor won the backdraw of the fourth flight.

Girling, who made it to the finals of the UNC Greensboro Invitational last weekend, continued his success this weekend by winning all four singles matches in straight sets. He captured a 6-1, 6-3 victory today over Andrew Bayliss from Butler to seal the title in the finals, giving him a 7-1 record in singles this season.  Teamed with partner James Crawford, Girling also gained some matches in doubles this weekend. The duo won their first two rounds of doubles on Friday, then fell to the team of Bobby Deye and Brian Starr from Xavier University.  

Taylor lost his first round of singles on Friday but rebounded strong with three straight set wins to capture the title of the backdraw. Taylor and partner, Joseph Proctor also had a win in the first round of doubles over Toledo. Proctor lost his first round of singles in the third flight, but captured a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Joel Modesitt from IUPUI in the next round.

In Flight 1 singles, Alex Chen fell once and then retired due to sickness, and in Flight 2 singles James Crawford had two losses.

Next for the Golden Eagles is the UTC Fall Classic October 1-3.