April 12, 2018
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s tennis announced Thursday the addition of Cole Gromley, who signed his National Letter of Intent during the first day of the spring signing period.
Joining the Yellow Jackets for the 2018-19 season, the five-star recruit is the No. 4 student-athlete in the state of Georgia for the class of 2018. Gromley has amassed an overall record of 24-8 for his junior career, including an impressive 14-1 mark all-time against four-star recruits.
“We want to continue recruiting and getting the best Georgia student-athletes as possible,” head coach Kenny Thorne said. “Cole is one of the best and can excel both academically and athletically. Cole was the highest nationally ranked player (No. 36 on tennisrecruiting.net) still available when he verbally committed to us. I’m excited to see how Cole develops over the years and I think all Georgia Tech tennis fans will be very happy with how he contributes to our success. We are excited to have him.”
The standout senior from Johns Creek ranks 14th in the Southeast, while also donning a No. 36 ranking nationally. Most recently, Gromley is 4-1 in his last five matches, having reached the consolation quarterfinals of the USTA Southern L1A Championships in Raleigh, N.C., where he defeated the class of 2018’s 2nd-ranked North Carolinian, Dillon Gooch, 6-3, 2-6, 1-0.
A three-year letterwinner at Johns Creek High School, Gromley captured the state singles title in 2017 while also helping lead the team to two region championships in 2016 and 2018, as well as a state championship in 2017. Representing the USTA Southern Section, he also helped the “Southern Reign” team to a second-straight national title in the 18U division at the 2017 Junior Team Tennis National Championships.
In 2016, Gromley battled through a grueling match that lasted more than three hours to outlast fellow five-star recruit Mark Militzer (6-7, 6-1, 7-6), winning the Boys’ 18 championship at the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament in New Orleans.
The Yellow Jackets will tout two five-star recruits in fall of 2018 as Gromley joins Joseph Gandolfo , who signed his NLI in November during the early signing period, as the second top-10 signee from the state of Georgia in this year’s signing class.