Georgia Tech men’s tennis advances two doubles pairs to round of 16
Georgia Tech men's tennis Eubanks and Benito earn preseason merits
Yellow Jacket sophomore ranked 7th in the nation, Benito named 3rd-team All-ACC
Eubanks, Rakitt, Benito, Fiegel and Michael Kay earn pre-season merit
Benito and Segura collect singles wins and team up for doubles victory
Georgia Tech tennis player from Madrid, Spain
General Info: Spaniard who enjoyed success in international events and was ranked 85th among all players in Spain and No. 168 among juniors by the International Tennis Federation ... Played in the top half of the singles lineup for the majority of Tech's matches as a freshman and established himself at No. 2 as a sophomore, entering the national rankings as high as No. 110 ... Teamed with Eduardo Segura as a freshman and Christopher Eubanks as a sophomore in doubles, reaching the national rankings each year ... Has 61 career singles wins, 52 career wins in doubles.
2015-16 (Junior): Match-by-Match
Enjoyed a fine ACC season, compiling a 7-4 record in conference matches with a pair of victories over ranked opponents ... Won 10 of his last 16 decisions to finish the spring, reaching as high as No. 110 in the ITA national rankings and finishing at No. 115 ... Six of last eight completed matches went three sets, and had 11 three-setters during the spring ... Went 12-11 in dual matches this spring, 11-11 playing at the No. 2 position ... Teamed up with Christopher Eubanks to forge a 16-3 record in doubles and earn a national ranking of No. 36, playing mostly at No. 2 where they were 13-2 ... Did not play at all in the fall due to back problems.
2014-15 (Sophomore): Match-by-Match
Second on the team in singles wins with a 26-18 overall record, and was 15-8 in spring dual matches ... An even 6-6 in ACC matches, and 5-6 playing at the No. 2 spot ... In Tech's last five matches, defeated players ranked No. 59 and No. 64, both times earning the deciding point for the Jackets in 4-3 victories over Duke and Virginia Tech ... Played at every position except No. 1 ... Ranked as high at No. 20 in doubles with Eduardo Segura, finished No. 61 after going 19-13 overall, 12-9 in dual matches ... They were 4-4 vs. ranked doubles teams.
2013-14 (Freshman): Match-by-Match
Ranked as high at 15th in the nation in doubles with Eduardo Segura in the early spring, and defeated the nation's 24th-ranked team from South Carolina ... Struggled in ACC play (2-9) and finished the spring 10-11 in dual matches and 12-2 overall ... Finished spring ranked No. 57 ... Went 20-21 in singles to tie for the team lead, 8-12 in dual-match play and 3-8 in ACC matches ... Played all but two of his dual matches either at No. 2, 3 or 4 ... Top foe he defeated was No. 29 Chris Simpson of LSU in the fall ... Defeated No. 104 William Kallberg of Ole Miss in the spring.
Prep/Junior: Trains at the SD Tennis Academy in Madrid, Spain, which is one of the foremost tennis academies in the world ... Has played for the Spanish junior national team as an under-18, under-16 and under-14 player (world under-14 team champion) ... Has a current ATP world ranking of 1485 in singles, and has been as high as 1475 ... Helped Spain win 2010 World Championship in the Czech Republic, and was the 2010 singles world champion of Nike Junior Masters Tournament in the Dominican Republic ... Was the European championship runner-up in doubles in 2011 ... Defeated Austin Krajicek, a three-time all-American at Texas A&M and ranked No. 154 in the ATP World Rankings, in May of 2012 ... Also had recent wins over Roberto Ortega (506 ATP) and Sergio Magro (975 ATP) ... In the past 18 months, he has participated in 27 international tournaments.
Personal: Full name is Carlos Benito Hergueta ... Born January 23, 1995 in Madrid ... Son of Enrique and Gloria ... His mother is a school teacher and his father is the director of a consulting company and are family friends with current Tech player Eduardo Segura ... Has an older brother, Enrique ... Enjoys music and cinema ... Majoring in Business Administration.