Feb. 20, 2009
Georgia Tech sophomore Guillermo Gomez is ranked the No. 7 singles player in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s latest poll released Thursday. Gomez becomes the highest ranked men’s tennis player in Georgia Tech history.
“To be ranked in the top-10 in the nation is a great accomplishment,” head coach Kenny Thorne said. “Guillermo has worked hard and been very consistent in his results. He has plenty of work to do still, which he understands, but he is very deserving of his current top-10 ranking.”
Gomez is having an outstanding sophomore season in which he holds a team-best 19-4 singles record. He has three wins over players in the current top 30, and all four of his losses have come against players ranked in the top 10.
Gomez will have a chance to improve his ranking in his next two matches, coming against No. 30 Auburn and No. 2 Georgia. He will likely face No. 41 Alexey Tsyrenov (Auburn) and No. 11 Nate Schnugg (Georgia).
The Atlantic Coast Conference’s 2008 Freshman of the Year, Gomez currently holds the seventh-best career singles win percentage in school history (.742, 46-16).
The Alicante, Spain native won the consolation bracket at the ITA D’Novo All-American Championships last fall, and took the title at the Key Biscayne Invitational in January.
The Tech men (4-2) will be back in action Sunday, Feb. 22, with a non-conference match at No. 30 Auburn. First serve is slated for 1 p.m. at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.