April 29, 2009
Georgia Tech men’s tennis sophomore Guillermo Gomez has qualified for the 2009 NCAA Singles Championships, May 20-25, in College Station, Texas. Gomez earned one of the top-16 seeds in the tournament while garnering his first ever All-America honors in the process.
The Alicante, Spain native holds a 28-9 record on the year and is currently the 11th-ranked singles player in the country, according to the latest Campbell’s/ITA national rankings released Wednesday. Being a top-16 seed automatically makes Gomez an All-American, making him Tech’s first men’s singles All-American since Kenny Thorne and Bryan Shelton achieved the honor during the 1988 season.
Gomez earns his second straight bid to the NCAA Singles Championships. The 2008 ACC Rookie of the Year fell in last year’s first round to Bassam Beidas of Pepperdine, 6-3, 7-6 (5).
The singles and doubles competition will be conducted at the Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station, Texas, following the conclusion of the team championship (May 14-19). Texas A&M University will serve as host.