Jan. 29, 2015
THE FLATS – Ranked among the top 60 players in Spain before enrolling at Georgia Tech, Eduardo Segura comes from a family of accomplished tennis players.
He settled into the lower half of Tech’s lineup in the spring of his freshman year, playing mostly at No. 5 and 6 positions, and moved up to No. 3/4/5 as a sophomore, and played mostly at No. 2 and 3 as a junior. This year, he plays No. 3 and leads the Yellow Jackets in singles victories while teaming with fellow Spaniard Carlos Benito to become one of the nation’s top doubles teams.
Segura was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll each of his first three years at Tech. His grandfather played in the Davis Cup for Brazil, and his grandmother won national championships in Spain 27 times.
Shoe Size: 10 1/2
Interests/Hobbies: other sports mainly soccer, movies
Three Words That Describe Me: active, hard worker, extrovert
Favorite Food: lasagna
Favorite Late Night Snack: ice cream
Meal I Prepare Most Often: Pasta Carbonara
Favorite Spot on Campus: tennis courts
Favorite Childhood Activity: playing soccer
Favorite TV Channel: ESPN
Moment in History I’d Like to Have Witnessed: going to and stepping on the moon
Celebrity Crush: Sofia Vergara
Biggest Fear: cauliflower
Job I’d Like Outside of Tennis: something related to sports, some big firm or sports organization, club, etc.
Favorite Sports Movie: The Blind Side
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: Gladiator
Best Sports Talent Besides Tennis: golf
Favorite Pro Athlete: Michael Jordan and Cristiano Ronaldo
Favorite Pro Team: Real Madrid
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: football
Most Memorable Sports Moment: winning my first ATP point
Pregame Ritual: music and gripping all my racquets
My Focus This Summer: get better on and off the court and stay completely healthy
Favorite Coach Thorne Phrase: You have to feel it inside!
What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: the campus, the amazing facilities and the help we as student-athletes get from everybody