Hello, My Name is ... Carlos Benito

Nov. 13, 2014

THE FLATS – Carlos Benito enjoyed success in international events and was ranked 85th among all players in Spain and No. 168 among juniors by the International Tennis Federation before enrolling at Georgia Tech.

He enjoyed a solid freshman campaign playing in the top half of the Tech singles lineup and as part of Tech’s top doubles team, which finished the spring with an ITA national ranking of No. 57. He and Segura began the fall ranked No. 20 nationally.

Benito trains at the SD Tennis Academy in Madrid, Spain, which is one of the foremost tennis academies in the world. He has played for the Spanish junior national team as an under-18, under-16 and under-14 player (world under-14 team champion).

Shoe Size: 10.5
Roommate: Nathan Rakitt, Cole Fiegel, Daniel Yum, Elijah Melendez, Christopher Eubanks
Interests/Hobbies: going out with friends
Three Words That Describe Me: funny, friendly, able
Favorite Food: steak
Favorite Late Night Snack: cookies
Meal I Prepare Most Often: rice, eggs, and sausages
Favorite Spot on Campus: Tech Green
Favorite Childhood Activity: paddle
Favorite TV Channel: Paramount Comedy (Spain)
Moment in History I’d Like to Have Witnessed: Neil Armstrong moon landing
Celebrity Crush: Alesandro Asmbrossio
Biggest Fear: end of the world
Job I’d Like Outside of Tennis: astronaut
Favorite Sports Movie: Fight Club
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: 300
Best Sports Talent Besides Tennis: paddle
Favorite Pro Athlete: Rafael Nadal
Favorite Pro Team: Real Madrid
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: Volleyball
Most Memorable Sports Moment: achieving the World Tennis Championship by Team 2009-10
My Focus This Summer: enjoy it
Favorite Coach Thorne Phrase: You look like a champion
What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: ZTA

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