Sept. 13, 2010
Skillman, N.J. – Georgia Tech All-American Guillermo Gomez is among the nation’s top collegiate tennis players selected to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) D’Novo/ITA Men’s All-American Championships, the ITA announced Friday.
Many of the events’ top seeds are also featured in the Campbell/ITA preseason singles and doubles rankings.
The event includes six rounds of prequalifying and qualifying matches beginning Saturday, October 2, 2010. The D’Novo/ITA Men’s All-American Championships is being hosted by the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla. for the fourth straight year.
Gomez, a senior from Alicante, Spain, was ranked as high as No. 3 during last spring, and finished at No. 5. He compiled an overall singles record of 29-8, and enters his senior year with 85 career singles wins, 27 short of the Georgia Tech record held by his head coach, Kenny Thorne. Gomez earned a bid to the NCAA Men’s Singles Championship for the third straight year, where he advanced to the round of 16.
Gomez and the Yellow Jackets open their fall season Sept. 24 at the Southern Intercollegiate Championship in Athens, Ga.
The top seed in the men’s singles field is John-Patrick Smith of the University of Tennessee, who last year became only the third player in history and the first since 1998 to win both the singles and doubles titles at the ITA All-American Championships.
Also highlighting this year’s men’s field and rounding out the top 10 men’s singles Campbell/ITA Preseason Rankings are (in order): Henrique Cunha of Duke, Bradley Klahn of Stanford, Guillermo Gomez of Georgia Tech, Chase Buchanan of Ohio State, Michael Shabaz of Virginia, Steve Johnson of Southern California, Eric Quigley of Kentucky, Alex Lacroix of Florida and Austen Childs of Louisville.
The doubles field includes Duke’s top-ranked duo of Cunha and Reid Carleton, who were named the 2010 Campbell/ITA Men’s Doubles Team of the Year.
Complete Campbell/ITA College Rankings and men’s and women’s ITA All-American Championship selections can be found at www.itatennis.com.