University of Georgia men’s tennis ready to challenge Texas


The University of Georgia men’s tennis team will continue their season of games against the No. 2 Texas. 7 at the Texas Tennis Center on Sunday, January 22 at 3:00pm.

Head coach Manny Diaz said, “Texas is a team that we know, and by the same token, they’re familiar with us. They are extremely talented and compete very well. I think we learned some lessons in our last game against Florida State. I think we can be better than we have played, and our boys have worked very hard this week. Although it will be a difficult challenge, our schedule is difficult at the start, I think we are ready for a good game and we look forward to looking forward to our team playing Sunday in Austin.”

Georgia was also picked to finish top of the Southeastern Conference by the league’s coaches. The Bulldogs received 155 points, just edging out second-placed Tennessee. Rounding out the top five are Kentucky, South Carolina, and Florida, respectively. Georgia holds the most regular season championships of any school in the SEC with 31 titles, 19 more than Florida, which holds the second, with 12. If the Reds were to win the conference crown this year, it would be the first time doing so since 2017. It would also be the program’s 42nd general conference title with 11 tournament crowns.

Doctoral student Teodor Giusca will also make his debut in the Rossoneri shirt on Sunday. Giusca, originally from Bucharest, Romania, moved from Clemson after four successful years with the Tigers. He frequently played high court in both singles and doubles, peaking at No. 22 in doubles with partner Ryuhei Azuma, finishing with a 27-8 singles record and 19 doubles hits on the year.

Giusca said, “Georgia’s men’s tennis tradition struck me when I looked at the schools. How respected Coach Diaz is across the country and how many championships he’s won meant a lot to me. Also, how many players he’s coached with that he’s had success on tour, it’s made me think that this is where I’m going to grow the most as a tennis player and as a person.”

About University of Georgia

University of Georgia is a public university located in Athens, Georgia, United States. Founded in 1785, it is the oldest and largest institution of major education in the state. The University of Georgia is part of the University System of Georgia. It is also a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is classified as a Research University/Very High Activity, according to the Carnegie Foundation.

The University of Georgia offers 140 graduate programs in a variety of disciplines. Featuring 13 libraries scattered across campuses, they contain 4.7 million volumes and one of the largest collections of maps in the American nation. UGA Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries.

University of Georgia is organized into 18 schools and colleges and consists of 3 main campuses: the largest one is located in Athens while the other two are in Tifton and Griffin. UGA also has satellite campuses located in Atlanta and Lawrenceville. The main campus has 389 buildings and 759 acres. The total in Georgia’s 30 counties is 39,950 acres. UGA also owns three international research centers located at Oxford University in Oxford, England, in Cortona, Italy and in Monteverde, Costa Rica.

The University’s sports teams are called the Georgia Bulldogs. A member of the Southeastern Conference, the Bulldogs have won 37 national championships and 130 conference titles.

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