May 6, 2010
Indianapolis, Ind. – Georgia Tech’s Guillermo Gomez has been seeded No. 4 for the 2010 NCAA Men’s Singles Championship draw, the third straight year the Yellow Jacket junior has been selected for the championship, the NCAA men’s tennis subcommittee announced on Thursday.
Gomez, the nation’s No. 4-ranked player in singles, made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team for the third straight year and has been ranked as high as No. 3 nationally. He leads the Jackets at the No. 1 position with a 14-4 dual match record and a 27-6 overall mark in singles this year. The junior from Alicante, Spain, is also 14-5 against ranked players.
The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 26-31 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia, following the conclusion of the team championship (May 21-25). The University of Georgia will serve as host. All matches shall be the best of three sets. Regular scoring and a 12-point tiebreaker at six games all will be used for all matches.
The Yellow Jackets (17-7) will open play in the 2010 NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament next Saturday, May 15 against Binghamton (25-1) in Lexington, Ky., on the University of Kentucky campus. The match is slated to begin at 10 a.m., following another first round match between host Kentucky and Cleveland State. The winners will meet in a second-round match Sunday, May 16, at 1 p.m.
NCAA Men’s Singles Championship
Top eight seeds
1. Henrique Cunha, Duke
2. Steve Johnson, Southern California
3. John-Patrick Smith, Tennessee
4. Guillermo Gomez, Georgia Tech
5. Austin Krajicek, Texas A&M
6. Oleksandr Nedovyesov, Oklahoma State
7. Chase Buchanan, Ohio State
8. Alexandre Lacroix, Florida