Bulldogs In Action In Athens, Atlanta
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia men's tennis team will be busy this weekend, with three players in action in Athens at the ITA Summer Circuit while two former and one current Bulldog will compete in the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station.
Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex will again serve as host of the annual ITA Summer Circuit event, set for July 12-15. Georgia is the second stop on the Southeast portion of the tour, one of eight regions that will lead up to the USTA/ITA National Summer Championships Aug. 10-14 in Bloomington, Ind.
Play begins Thursday at noon and will run through Sunday, to include both singles and doubles competition for both men and women. The Bulldogs will be represented on the men's side by rising senior Will Oliver, rising junior Garrett Brasseaux, and rising redshirt sophomore Eric Diaz.
Nearly 30,000 men and women have competed in ITA Summer Circuit events since its inception in 1993. The circuit provides college as well as junior and alumni players the opportunity to compete in organized events during the offseason.
Complete results and updated draws will be posted each day of the tournament on Georgiadogs.com.
Meanwhile, 2012 graduate Ignacio Taboada as well as rising sophomore Nathan Pasha will head down the road to take part in the BB&T Atlanta Open, set for July 14-22 at Atlantic Station. The event is the first men's tournament in the Emirates Airline US Open Series.
Taboada earned a wildcard into the doubles main draw with Georgia Tech's Kevin King, while Pasha will compete as a wildcard in the singles qualifying draw. Qualifying play is set for Sat., July 14 through Mon., July 16 with main draw action to begin Monday.
Former Bulldog All-American and current world No. 11 John Isner is also set to compete in the BB&T Open.
In 2011 Georgia's Wil Spencer won his opening round singles qualifying match, while the team of King and Drake Bernstein knocked off the doubles No. 1 seeds and defending champions Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram.
The draw will be released later this week.