Eubanks Closes 2021 with
USTA Pro Circuit win in Knoxville
Victoria Chiesa | November 15, 2021
Georgia Tech product Christopher Eubanks closed out his 2021 season on the USTA Pro Circuit in the winner's circle. A two-time All-American for the Yellow Jackets, Eubanks picked up five victories on the campus of the University of Tennessee to take the trophy at the ATP Challenger event in Knoxville last week, beating No. 2 seed Daniel Altmaier of Germany in Saturday's final, 6-3, 6-4.
Eubanks also beat No. 3 seed Vasek Pospisil of Canada in the first round and No. 8 seed Bjorn Fratangelo in the semifinals en route to his fourth professional title overall, third on the ATP Challenger tour and second this year. He'd previously won on the USTA Pro Circuit at the USTA National Campus in Orlanda, Fla in June, and never faced a break point against Altmaier in a tidy 72-minute victory.
"It’s pretty rare to end your season with a title, so you can bet I’m [going to] enjoy this one!" Eubanks wrote on social media. ADVERTISEMENT "Incredible week here in Knoxville and so happy to have won my third Challenger title."
Eubanks, 25, rises 29 places in the ATP rankings to world No. 149, with the victory just two spots off of the career-high he reached in 2019. His win closed out a successful week for Americans on tour that also saw Alison Riske (Linz, Austria) and Tommy Paul (Stockholm, Sweden) pick up tour-level WTA and ATP singles titles, while Sebastian Korda was the runner-up at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, Italy.
Other notable American results on the USTA Pro Circuit and ITF World Tennis Tour include:
- Maxime Cressy reached the singles final at ther ATP Challenger 80 event in Ortisei, Italy.
- Alycia Parks was the singles finalist and doubles finalist at the USTA Pro Circuit and ITF WTT W25 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Fellow Americans Elysia Bolton and Kylie Collins were the doubles champions.