Georgia tennis claims national number 4 and 13 recruits


Georgia tennis continues to stock the pantry.

Atlanta natives Walker Duncan and Emil Reinberg have signed national letters of intent to play tennis for the Bulldogs, head coach Manuel Diaz announced. Both players are rated as blue chip prospects by

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“We are extremely excited to bring in two of the top players in the country,” head coach

Manuel Diaz

spoke the

. “They are from right here in Georgia, so we are thrilled about that as well.”

Duncan, currently ranked fourth nationally in this year’s class by, won the consolation draw of the National Clay Court Championships earlier this year. He also won the USTA Claremont ITF tournament, and he reached he final of the Southern Winter Championships.

Reinberg, who is ranked 13th by, has played in numerous international events and ITF tournaments, including an appearance in the singles and doubles semifinals in Atlanta recently. He also reached the quarterfinals in the Wichita Falls tournament earlier this fall.

“Walker had a tremendous summer and really established himself among the top players in the nation,” Diaz said. “Emil has also shown a lot of progress with some phenomenal results this year, which makes him a top prospect nationally. We are in very good position to have what we think is one of the top[2015] recruiting classes.” ranked the Georgia 2014 class number 2 in the nation.

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Manuel Diaz is in his 27th season as head coach at Georgia, and he is one of only two coaches in program history at the varsity level. In his 26th season, the Bulldog letterwinner guided the team to the round of 16 of the NCAA Championships while winning a league-leading 37th Southeastern Conference title. Following the 2013-14 season, Diaz owns a career record of 603-130 (0.823). He won the 600th match of his career in April 2014 vs. Alabama, becoming just the 10th NCAA Division-I coach to reach that milestone, and won his second ITA Southeast Region Coach of the Year award in three years and seventh overall.