May 3, 2018
THE FLATS – After earning a national ranking in both singles and doubles for Georgia Tech men’s tennis, sophomore Carlos Divar was selected to the all-ACC second team, the league announced Thursday.
Divar earns the nomination after finishing the season ranked No. 61 in the country. After battling a series of nagging midseason injuries that dropped his overall record to 16-17, the sophomore finished the season strong at the No. 1 spot, winning two-straight singles matches in crunch time to help Georgia Tech advance to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament for the fourth-consecutive year.
The Vitoria, Spain, native started the year on fire, winning 12 of his first 15 matches, including victories over six nationally ranked opponents, to cement himself among the country’s best.
With the postseason honor in tow, Divar will also represent Georgia Tech in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships. He will compete in singles competition for his second-career NCAA Championships appearance while also joining teammate Michael Kay for doubles action. Kay enters NCAA postseason play for the third time in his career.
In doubles, the Yellow Jackets tandem of Divar and Kay made the cut after finishing the regular season ranked 20th in the nation. The duo fought to an 18-8 overall record, including a 14-5 mark in duals. Reaching as high as No. 7 in the country this season, the two toppled four nationally ranked foes, including the then-No. 3 doubles team at Texas.
The doubles team went on two win streaks that equaled four or more matches and are currently riding a three-match hot streak entering the NCAA Tournament.
The singles and doubles competition will run May 23-28 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C., after the conclusion of the team championships (May 18-22).