May 4, 2011
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Guillermo Gomez has been included in the field for the NCAA Men’s Singles Championship, while Kevin King and Juan Spir will compete in the NCAA Doubles Championship, both of which will take place May 25-30 at Stanford, Calif.
The 64-player draw for the men’s singles and the 32-team draw for the men’s doubles will begin on the campus of Stanford University following the conclusion of the NCAA team championship on May 24.
Gomez, the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year who is ranked No. 15 in the nation, is in the singles championship for the fourth consecutive year. King and Spir, both of whom made the All-ACC team and are ranked 15th in the nation, are the first Tech tandem to make the doubles championship since 1995.
A senior from Alicante, Spain, Gomez is 31-7 in singles this year and has a career mark of 116-37, surpassing Yellow Jackets head coach Kenny Thorne for the all-time Georgia Tech record. He won the Southern Intercollegiate Championship in the fall, posted a 20-3 dual-match record this spring and is 10-6 against ranked foes.
Gomez is just the second Tech player ever to compete in the NCAA Championship all four years at Tech, joining Larry Turville from 1968-71. He is 3-3 in NCAA singles competition for his career, advancing one round further each year he has competed, falling in last year’s round of 16.
King, a junior from Peachtree City, Ga., and Spir, a sophomore from Medellin, Colombia, have teamed to compiled a 28-10 overall record in doubles this year. They rose as high as 8th in the ITA rankings after a successful fall campaign in which they won the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional and reached the semifinals of the USTA/ITA National Collegiate Indoor Championship.