Michael Kay gets to finals of U.S. Open Southern Qualifier
Benito, Fiegel, Kay and Segura each win singles Thursday at Disney's Wide World of Sports
@GT_MTEN will be represented in main draw by Benito and Segura
@GT_MTEN duo needs one more win to reach main draw, join teammates
Half of Tech's men's tennis roster is comprised of newcomers
General Info: Strong, athletic, left-handed player who established himself in the Tech lineup as a freshman ... Three-star player ranked as high as No. 81 nationally whose court time was limited by injuries his final year of high school ... Has made the ACC Academic Honor Roll both of his years at Tech.
Gave Tech a rock-solid presence at the bottom of the order this spring, going 11-5 between the No. 5 and 6 positions, 17-9 overall in dual matches ... Went 1-2 in the ACC Tournament, getting a win over Notre Dame ... Went 7-3 with Nathan Rakitt at No. 3 doubles, 18-13 overall in doubles.
2014 Summer Highlights: Won the singles title as the No. 6 seed at the ITA Summer Circuit event in Tallahassee, Fla. ... Won the championship after defeating Florida State's Grayson Goldin, the tournament's No. 2 seed, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6) in the finals ... Never lost a set until the finals.
Enjoyed a fine freshman campaign, winning his first six dual matches at the No. 5 singles position before injuries forced him to move up ... Went 5-3 at No. 4, 1-3 at No. 3, and 12-6 combined in dual matches ... Went 20-14 overall in singles, tying for the team lead in singles wins ... Biggest win was a straight-set triumph over 45th-ranked Adam Lee of Wake Forest ... Went 4-5 in ACC doubles matches, 10-10 overall when partnered with Nathan Rakitt ... Highlight in doubles play was his 8-4 victory with Nathan Rakitt over Georgia's No. 2-ranked combo of Hernus Pieters and Ben Wagland at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional ... Also earned a doubles victory with Rakitt over Florida's 60th ranked Florent Diep and Michael Alford, and against NC State's Sean Weber and Nick Horton, also ranked 60th at the time.
High School: Attended Gainesville High School in Florida, where he lettered four years as the top player for coach Paul Spradling ... Helped Gainesville to state runner-up finish in 2013 and three region titles ... Lost only once in four years of district play.
Junior: Was undefeated over the past year against players at his level and below ... Won the Deerfield Fall Super Series and reached the semifinals of another Super Series event in Gainesville before retiring due to illness ... Member of the Cambridge Program, a college preparatory program at Gainesville High School, and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Cole Ruston Fiegel ... Born August 3, 1995 ... Son of Rusty and Kim Fiegel ... Began playing tennis at age 6, also played baseball until age 13 ... Came to Tech for the engineering program and the opportunities Atlanta offers ... Enrolled in the College of Engineering.