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A Summer in Spain with Guillermo Gomez

July 24, 2008

Rising Sophomore Guillermo Gomez of the Georgia Tech men’s tennis team has returned home to Spain this summer to participate in various Futures tournaments as he gets ready for his second season on The Flats. The Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year recipient will share some of his experiences throughout the remainder of the summer with Tech fans on

Guillermo Gomez Tennis Blog Part II:

Hey everybody!

Since the first clay future of the year, I haven’t been able to play tennis as much as I would have liked. I still have a shoulder injury and it is not letting me serve or play for a long time. In these two weeks I have been in Madrid with my friends. I like to go there a lot because I used to live there when I was young and it gives me a chance to catch up with my best friends. Madrid is a very fun city because there is always something to do. We all play tennis, we go to practice almost everyday and after that we all go hang out, go to the movies and eat at some of the great restaurants.

After a couple of days in Madrid I came back to Alicante. When I am not practicing here, I go to the beach. I really like to surf or do water sports. It is also great because when I get tired, I just lay down, relax and get a nice tan! Alicante is a very big tourist spot so right now it is very crowded. There is always something to do while visiting this city. During the whole week there is plenty of places to go to just hang out with friends.

My friends from Madrid came to Alicante for a while. When they were here we went to the local amusement park, played golf and went to some beaches around Alicante. I love rollercoasters, so the day we went to the amusement park was very fun. The amusement park is located in Benidorm, which is a beautiful town with great views. Playing golf was very fun too, especially after remembering all the conversations I have had with my teammate Doug, who loves golf. We taunted Doug, telling him golf was really easy, even though we knew it was extremely difficult However, now I see that golf is actually one of the toughest sports I have ever tried to play. It requires a lot of strength and concentration! I have enjoyed trying to play golf in my free time, even though I barely hit the ball!

These past weeks have been a lot of fun, yet the only bad thing is my shoulder. I actually tried to play another tournament a few days ago, but I had to retire because of the pain I was feeling. I am going to give it more rest so my shoulder can heal and I will be ready to play at Georgia Tech in fall.

Talk to you all soon!

Hope you´re enjoying the summer! ADIOS!


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