Drake Bernstein
Drake Bernstein


Winder, Ga.

High School:
Winder Barrow

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 155


Five Bulldogs Take Home ITA Regional Awards

Five Bulldogs Take Home ITA Regional Awards

2010-11 (SENIOR)
• Co-captain
• Ranked No. 76 in the ITA preseason rankings
• Went 10-3 on the fall, including a five-match winning streak to close it out
• Reached the Round of 16 at the Southern Intercollegiates in Athens
• Won five matches, including vs. No. 80 Eliot Potvin of Georgia Tech, at the Bulldog Scramble Nov. 5-7 on his way to being named champion of the round robin event
• Three wins over ranked opponents, including vs. No. 86 Alberto Gonzalez of Kentucky that clinched Georgia's 4-3 comeback win in Lexington
• Named to the SEC Community Service Team and was the recipient of Georgia's Copas Leadership Award
• Finished senior season with a singles record of 32-12, including 20-8 in dual matches and 8-3 in SEC, going 17-8 at No. 4 spot; went 27-11 in doubles with Wil Spencer to lead the team
• All-SEC Second Team selection
• Concludes Georgia men's tennis career with a singles record of 112-44, one of only 14 players in Bulldog history to win over 100 matches; final doubles record of 84-56
• SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll selection

2009-10 (JUNIOR)
• Again a consistent presence in the Bulldog lineup, going 32-13 on the season and 19-7 in dual matches, including a sizzling 15-5 clip at the No. 4 spot
• Led the team in match clinchers with six on the season, including in the second round of the NCAA Championships vs. Florida State to push the Bulldogs to a 4-3 decision
• Also clinched in Georgia's 24th straight victory over Georgia Tech as well as in SEC contests vs. Kentucky, LSU, and South Carolina
• Defeated three nationally-ranked opponents
• Won six straight matches during the middle of the season until the streak was snapped April 11 vs. Florida
• Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional Championship at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens in the fall, suffering a loss there to teammate Javier Garrapiz
• Closed out the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational with a 6-3, 6-0 win over UNC Wilmington's Kinshuk Sharma in the consolation draw after his first two matches in the main draw
• Achieved a career-high singles ranking of No. 60 in the ITA pre-season poll, then cracked the rankings again at No. 115 for the final five weeks of the season
• Ranked No. 34 for two weeks in doubles with Javier Garrapiz

2008-09 (SOPHOMORE)
• Steady contributor in the lineup going 29-13 overall including 16-5 at No. 5 and 21-10 overall in doubles with Javier Garrapiz
• Clinched four team wins including against #8 Florida with an ace on match point and over #6 Tennessee to give Bulldogs outright SEC Eastern Division title
• Named to ITA National Team Indoors All-Tournament Team in helping Georgia reach the finals
• In the fall, posted a 10-5 singles record and a 6-6 doubles mark
• Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Part of team that went 25-4, final national ranking of #6, SEC Eastern Division Champions, National Team Indoor finalists and advanced to NCAA Elite Eight

2007-08 (FRESHMAN)
• Finished with a final singles record of 18-6, going 6-1 in dual matches
• Advanced to quarterfinals in the B draw of the SEC Coaches' Indoor Championships
• Reached the Flight II semifinals at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens
• Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Florida State Fall Invitational
• Won two matches at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships
• Won both of his singles matches at the Napa Valley Tennis Classic
• Competed in the Georgia Tech Invitational

• Career record of 82-1, including 79 straight wins
• Athens Banner Herald 2007 Boys Tennis Player of the Year
• Three-time ABH All-Northeast Georgia selection
• Led Winder-Barrow to its first-ever state tournament appearances in 2005-06 and 2006-07
• 4-star recruit with a National RPI of No. 6
• 15th-ranked recruit nationally, No. 9 in the Southeast and No. 2 in Georgia

• Born August 28, 1989 in Charleston, S.C
• Son of Jeff and Susan Bernstein
• Has a brother, Spencer, and a sister, Dawn
• Majored in Sports Studies

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