Nov. 10, 2016
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech men’s tennis head coach Kenny Thorne welcomed the two-man class of 2017 to the Flats on Wednesday. Carlos Divar and Frederick “Zummy” Bauer inked national letters of intent to join the Yellow Jackets for the 2017-18 season.
Carlos Divar // Vitoria, Spain
Carlos Divar comes to The Flats from Vitoria, Spain, and will arrive on campus as an early enrollee in January. Divar currently ranks No. 1506 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings, and he achieved a career-high ranking of No. 107 in the ITF Junior rankings. In January of 2016, Divar topped ITF Junior No. 17 Louis Wessels 7-6, 7-6 in the Czech Republic Grade 1. He also reached back-to-back semifinals of Tunisia Grade 2 tournaments in April 2016. He claimed three International Tennis Federation junior doubles titles (Tunisia Grade 2, Slovenia Grade 4, Czech Republic Grad 4).
Head coach Kenny Thorne on Carlos Divar: “Carlos is one of the premier players coming out of Spain this year. What I love is that he took time away from his busy tennis schedule to study diligently for the SAT, and he did a great job. Carlos puts his mind to something, and he gets it accomplished. This is a character trait of all successful Georgia Tech student-athletes. Carlos has beaten some of the top junior players in the world and has also had significant wins over players on the pro futures tour. He will definitely add strength to our team this coming January.”
Zummy Bauer // Suwanee, Ga.
Zummy Bauer comes the Flats from Suwanee, Ga. and will enroll in fall of 2017. Bauer ranks No. 108 in the tennisrecruiting.net rankings. In June of 2016, the Suwanee native won the International Grass Court Championships ITF singles title in Haverford, Penn. He holds three ITF doubles titles (Bahamas Grade 4, Barbados Grade 4 and Puerto Rico Grade 4).
Head coach Kenny Thorne on Zummy Bauer: “We are excited to be signing another local Georgia player of Zummy’s caliber,” said Thorne. “He has been very successful in junior tennis in Georgia and understands the benefits of a Georgia Tech degree as well as the high level of our tennis program. He won an ITF singles title earlier this year and plays a good aggressive game style. Zummy can help us in doubles immediately, which is extremely important in reaching our high goals of becoming one of the best teams in the nation. He is a hard worker and will fit in great with our team.”