Many of the nation's top players from Georgia and Florida to participate
Four of five Tech players advance, both doubles teams eliminated
New-look men's tennis team eager to compete, prove something in Southern Intercollegiate Championships
Yellow Jackets take revamped roster into first fall event
Spir knocks off nation's top-ranked player at No. 1 singles
General Info: Four-star (out of five) Georgia tennis prospect ranked 6th in the state, 30th in the Southeast and 113th nationally by Tennis Recruiting Network ... Saw limited action in both singles and doubles ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Played in only four dual matches in the spring (1-3 at No. 6 singles, 2-2 at No. 3 doubles) ... Over the fall went 1-2 in singles and 0-2 in doubles play ... Won opening match against Barry's Franco Echenique 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.
Played 18 dual matches at the bottom two spots in the Tech lineup, going 3-15 ... Competed in 12 matches during the 2012 fall season (9 singles matches) ... Finished the fall season with three victories including two at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regionals in Tallahassee, Fla. ... Fared better in doubles, going 4-5, including a victory with Juan Spir.
High School: Lettered four years at Alpharetta High School for coach Steve Kolkka, helping his team to state championships in 2010 and 2012 ... Went undefeated (23-0) in singles in 2010 ... Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was an AP scholar.
Personal: Full name is Anish Sharma ... Born March 23, 1994 in Atlanta ... Son of Anil and Roochi Sharma ... Both parents are employed in the computer software industry ... Picked up the game at age 12 ... Enjoys playing soccer and table tennis ... Majoring in Computer Science.