Eubanks, Rakitt, Benito, Fiegel and Michael Kay earn pre-season merit
Benito and Segura collect singles wins and team up for doubles victory
Benito and Segura collect singles wins for Yellow Jackets
Tech team reels off four straight wins over the weekend
Top-seeded Tech duo downs team from USC in semifinals
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 ... Has played in the top half of the singles lineup for the majority of Tech's matches and has made tremendous strides, and teamed with Eduardo Segura to be a regular in the ITA national rankings in doubles.
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.
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.