Rakitt seeded 3rd in singles, Segura/Benito 1st in doubles at Southern Intercollegiate Championships
Freshmen Carlos Benito and Cole Fiegel Stay Unbeaten this Spring
Carlos Benito had to learn to adjust to America while beginning his freshman season on the Tech tennis team
Benito and Rakitt win in doubles
Event in Athens to close out Tech fall tennis schedule
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 ... Enjoyed a solid freshman campaign playing in the top half of the Tech singles lineup and as part of Tech's top doubles team, which finished the spring with an ITA national ranking of No. 57.
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 ... Bron 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 ... Intends to major in Economics.