Cole Fiegel graduates from collegiate tennis to fighter jets at Boeing
Degrees were conferred during Georgia Tech's fall commencement on Saturday at McCamish Pavilion
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General: Strong, athletic, left-handed player who established himself in the Tech lineup as a freshman and has mostly played in the middle of the Tech lineup ... Three-star player ranked as high as No. 81 nationally whose court time was limited by injuries his final year of high school ... Has a 59-48 career singles record, including a career-high 24 wins as a sophomore ... Has made the ACC Academic Honor Roll both of his years at Tech.
Finished his senior campaign with a 22-16 overall singles record and a 10-8 mark in dual match play ... Recorded a nine-match win streak to start off the season ... Registered an impressive 24-8 mark in doubles play with a 16-5 ledger in dual match play ... Primarily paired with Andrew Li in doubles competition ... Won the Division II doubles title at the Georgia Tech Invitational with Phillip Gresk ... Won the doubles title with Li at the Bulldog Invitational.
2015-16 (Junior): Match-by-Match
Played everywhere from No. 2 to 6 in the lineup this spring, posting a 4-7 record in conference matches and 7-13 overall ... Saw the most action at No. 4 (3-4 record), but finished out the spring at No. 3 (1-6) ... Defeated two ranked players, No. 59 Jack Findel-Hawkins of North Florida in the fall and No. 91 Amerigo Contini of Virginia Tech in the spring ... Played doubles in only three matches this spring, and had a 4-6 doubles record for the year.
2015 Summer Highlights: Captured the singles title at the ITA Summer Circuit event in Tallahassee, Fla. ... Defeated three top-8 seeds and lost only one set along the way.
2014-15 (Sophomore): Match-by-Match
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.
2013-14 (Freshman): Match-by-Match
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 ... Majoring in Industrial Engineering.