No. 32 Georgia Tech tops U of L men’s tennis Monday, Apr 12 2021 

By Riley Vance—

The Louisville men’s tennis (9-9, 3-5 ACC) traveled to Atlanta  to face No. 32 Georgia Tech (11-8, 5-6 ACC) on April 11. They returned home with a 5-2 loss against the Yellow Jackets. 

Georgia Tech took the doubles point with wins on courts one and two. 

Louisville started off strong with junior Alex Wesbrooks and freshman Kyle Tang defeating Zummy Bauer and Brandon McKinney (GT) 6-4.

The Yellow Jackets evened the score with a close 7-5 win over junior Fabien Salle and sophomore Matthew Fung. 

The point was decided on court two as senior Tin Chen and junior Sergio Hernandez fell 7-6 (8-6) to Brandon Freestone and Pablo Schelcher (GT). 

Georgia Tech continued their winning streak with a 6-3, 6-3 win on court six over junior David Mizrahi.  

Salle put the Cards on the scoreboard with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Andres Martin (GT).

Advancing the score to 3-1, Georgia Tech’s Marcus McDaniel defeated Chen in a third set (6-1, 1-6, 6-4). 

Hernandez tallied another point for the Cards as he took down Schelcher (GT) 7-5, 7-5. 

Georgia Tech then secured wins on courts four and five to finish the match.

McKinney (GT) defeated Fung 2-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-4) to clinch the match, and Keshav Chopra (GT) defeated junior Josh Howard-Tripp 6-4, 5-7, 6-2. 

Men’s tennis returns home to face Virginia Tech today at 1:30 p.m. and Virginia on Sunday, April 18 at 1 p.m. at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. 

Final Scores: 


  1. Marcus McDaniel (GT) def. Tin Chen (LOU) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4
  2. Fabien Salle (LOU) def. Andres Martin (GT) 6-4, 7-5
  3. Sergio Hernandez (LOU) def. Pablo Schelcher (GT) 7-5, 7-5
  4. Keshav Chopra (GT) def. Josh Howard-Tripp (LOU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
  5. Brandon McKinney (GT) def. Matthew Fung (LOU) 2-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
  6. Chen Dong (GT) def. David Mizrahi (LOU) 6-3, 6-3

Order of Finish: 6, 2, 1, 3, 5, 4


  1. Marcus McDaniel/Andres Martin (GT) def. Fabien Salle/Matthew Fung (LOU) 7-5

2.Brandon Freestone/Pablo Schelcher (GT) def. Tin Chen/Sergio Hernandez (LOU) 7-6 (8-6)

  1. Alex Wesbrooks/Kyle Tang (LOU) def. Zummy Bauer/Brandon McKinney (GT) 6-4

Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Lubansky// U of L Athletics 

No. 11 Georgia Tech tops No. 50 U of L women’s tennis Monday, Apr 12 2021 

By Riley Vance—

The Louisville women’s tennis team (7-11, 3-9) faced the No. 11 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (13-9, 6-5) on April 9 at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center and lost with a final score of  5-2. 

The Cards fell short in doubles with Georgia Tech taking over courts one and three. 

Junior Rhea Verma and sophomore Andrea Di Palma fell 6-1 to No. 1 Victoria Flores and Kenya Jones (GT).

Louisville fought back on court two as No. 27 graduate student Raven Neely and sophomore Tatiana Simova upset No. 18 Ava Hrastar and Gia Cohen (GT) 6-2. 

Rounding off the doubles portion of the match, Carol Lee and Monika Dedaj (GT) defeated junior Dina Chaika and senior Nina Jovic 6-3. 

Georgia Tech carried momentum into singles with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Chaika.

The Yellow Jackets tallied another point with a 6-4, 6-4 win over senior Chelsea Sawyer.

Louisville fought back on court three as Neely defeated No. 99 Cohen (GT) 6-3, 4-6 and 3-6.

The match was decided on court two as No. 13 Flores (GT) prevailed over No. 93 Di Palma. 

Bringing the overall score to 5-1, No. 2 Jones (GT) took over court one with a 5-7, 6-2 and 6-1 win over Jovic.

The Cards finished off the match strong as Verma defeated Lee (GT) in a third set tiebreaker (6-4, 3-6, and 1-0). 

Women’s tennis returned to action Sunday, April 11 to face Clemson at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Fans were allowed to attend with face coverings.

Final Scores:


  1. Kenya Jones (GT) def. Nikolina Jovic (LOU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
  2. #13 Victoria Flores (GT) def. #93 Andrea Di Palma (LOU) 6-3, 6-4
  3. Raven Neely (LOU) def. #99 Gia Cohen (GT) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
  4. Ava Hrastar (GT) def. Chelsea Sawyer (LOU) 6-4, 6-4
  5. Rhea Verma (LOU) def. Carol Lee (GT) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0
  6. Mahak Jain (GT) def. Dina Chaika (LOU) 6-1, 6-0

Order of Finish: 6, 4, 3, 2, 1, 5


  1. #1 Victoria Flores/Kenya Jones (GT) def. Rhea Verma/Andrea Di Palma (LOU) 6-1
  2. #27 Raven Neely/Tatiana Simova (LOU) def. #18 Ava Hrastar/Gia Cohen (GT) 6-2
  3. Carol Lee/Monika Dedaj (GT) def. Dina Chaika/Nikolina Jovic (LOU) 6-3

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Reinking// U of L Athletics 


U of L baseball makes comeback against Georgia Tech Saturday, Mar 6 2021 

By Hannah Walker —

The No. 2 Cardinal’s baseball team made a comeback on Mar. 5 at Mac Nease Park against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets with a final score of 13-6.

Louisville changed things up that evening by placing junior Michael Kirian as their starting pitcher.

This turn of events payed off for the Cardinals, since he was able to face 22 batters, make 3 strikeouts and have only 6 groundouts during his time out on the field.

The Cardinals continued to impress fans by securing two points during the first inning. Junior infielder/outfielder Cameron Masterman singled to left field, and both sophomore outfielder Levi Usher and sophomore infielder Cooper Bowman scored for U of L.

U of L continued their killer offense with two points by Bowman and junior Lucas Dunn at the top of the second inning. Sophomore catcher Henry Davis ran to infield, giving Bowman a chance to make another point for the Cards.

By the bottom of the second inning, U of L continued to fight their way to the top with a lead of 7-1.

No points were scored for either team during the third inning, but that was no problem for the Cardinals.

During the fourth inning, the Cardinals secured another three points from the Yellow Jackets. The score was 10-1 by the end of the fourth inning.

No points were made during the fifth and sixth inning, but U of L added more points to their lead during the seventh inning when Davis made a homerun for the team.

Georgia Tech attempted to catch up to Louisville during the bottom of the seventh inning when three of their players scored. Nonetheless, U of L still had the leading score of 11-3 going into the eighth inning.

By the ninth inning, the Cardinals were still scoring strong. Junior outfielder Trey Leonard made a homerun to left field and freshman outfielder Tyeler Hawkins made a point for U of L. This closed the game with a final score of 13-6. Another win for the Louisville baseball team.

Louisville will continue to face Georgia Tech through the weekend.

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Georgia Tech v. Louisville Saturday, Oct 10 2020 

By John McCarthy–

The University of Louisville Cardinals football team took on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Oct. 9. The Cardinals (1-2) traveled to face the Yellow Jackets (1-2) for their third in-conference matchup of the season. Louisville went into Bobby Dodd Stadium looking to avenge their loss at Pittsburgh last week.

U of L’s offense came out strong early on in the game. Junior Malik Cunningham tossed a 3-yard touchdown to sophomore Marshon Ford to put the Cardinals on the board. In the second quarter, Cunningham continued the scoring of the Cardinals with a 2-yard rushing touchdown. Junior Tutu Atwell caught a pass from Cunningham to put the Cardinals up 21-7 midway through the second quarter. U of L led Georgia Tech 21-14 going into halftime.

Cunningham continued his stellar performance by putting the Cardinals on the board in the third quarter via an 11-yard rushing touchdown. Louisville led 27-26 going into the fourth quarter.

The final quarter was all Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets put up three touchdowns to close out the Cardinals 46-27.

Cunningham completed 19 of his 33 passes and threw for three touchdowns over 229 yards. Ford caught 5 passes for 89 yards throughout the night. Senior Dez Fitzpatrick caught a single pass for 36 yards.

U of L will look to bounce back Oct. 17 when they trek to Notre Dame to take on the Fighting Irish.

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Men’s basketball stung by the Yellow Jackets Thursday, Feb 20 2020 

By John McCarthy —

The No. 5 Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team fell 64-58 to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Feb. 12.

This loss in Atlanta marked the end of the Cardinals 10-game winning streak.

The Yellow Jackets played Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center Jan. 22, only losing by four points in a game where Georgia Tech led for half of the game.

Louisville struggled in the first half, shooting a lackluster 34.8 percent. They only sank one of their seven three-pointers.

Both the Cardinals and Yellow Jackets turned the ball over nine times in the first half. The rebound and assist totals were close. The Yellow Jackets just had the hotter hand from the field, shooting 45 percent.

Junior Malik Williams led the way for the Cardinals in the first half off the bench, contributing nine points and four rebounds. Freshman Samuell Williamson had five points and three rebounds in the first half off the bench.

Yellow Jackets junior Jose Alvarado bottomed 11 points and grabbed a pair of rebounds. Senior James Banks III bucketed eight points and brought down two rebounds.

The Cardinals shot better in the second half and ended the game shooting 41 percent from the field. Although Louisville struggled from three in the first half, they swished five three-pointers in the second half that kept them within striking distance of the Yellow Jackets.

The Cardinals went cold from the free-throw line in the second half. They ended the game shooting 61 percent from the free-throw line. This score was close the entire way and the largest lead the Yellow Jackets had was eight points.

The main difference between the two teams was Georgia Tech’s plus-six margin on the defensive glass, which turned into extra offensive possessions. Georgia Tech ended the game with five players scoring double digits.

Senior Dwayne Sutton ended the game with nine points and ten rebounds. Freshman David Johnson came off the bench to score 16 points, dish two assists and hustle for five rebounds. Williams totaled 16 points and eight rebounds.

Inside the last minute of the game, the Cardinals came within one point of Georgia Tech three times, but could not overcome the deficit.

Louisville will look to start another winning streak when they visit Clemson Feb. 14. The Tigers are 9-5 this season at home and are on a one-game winning streak.

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