8:24 am May 5, 2011, by Ken Sugiura
Men’s tennis player Guillermo Gomez was selected Wednesday to play in the NCAA men’s singles championship for the fourth time in his career. It’s the first time a Tech player has made four NCAA singles tournaments since 1971. Gomez’ best finish was 2010, when he reached the round of 16 before falling to eventual champion Bradley Klahn of Stanford.
Kevin King and Juan Spir will play in the doubles tournament, the first Tech doubles team to make it to the NCAA championship since 1995.
Gomez was named the ACC player of the year last week and is ranked. No. 15 nationally. King and Spir are the No. 15 double teams in the country. The tournaments will be played May 25-30 at Stanford.
From the women’s team, Jillian O’Neill received a bid into the singles draw. O’Neill was Tech’s only All-ACC selection and is ranked 32nd in the country. Viet Ha Ngo was named the fifth alternate for the singles field.
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