Many of the nation's top players from Georgia and Florida to participate
Four of five Tech players advance, both doubles teams eliminated
New-look men's tennis team eager to compete, prove something in Southern Intercollegiate Championships
Yellow Jackets take revamped roster into first fall event
Senior Juan Melian wins 6-3, 6-3 on court two
Men's Tennis Falls To South Carolina
General Info: Joined the Yellow Jackets' team in the fall semester, 2011, and enjoyed success at the junior and high school levels as a doubles player ... Played very little as a freshman, in part due to injury, and saw action at the bottom of the Tech singles and doubles lineup as a sophomore ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2013.
Played sparingly in the fall but became a regular in the Tech spring lineup after a series of injuries shortened the lineup ... Went 0-13 in singles play and ended with a 1-9 mark in doubles play... Doubles victory was with Cole Fiegel over Mercer's Austin Emmet and Oliver Snaider at the Southern Intercollegiate Championship.
Went 3-11 in singles, 3-8 at the No. 6 position in spring dual matches ... Teamed with four different doubles partners to go 10-15, including a 6-14 mark at the No. 3 position in dual matches.
2011-12: Played in four matches in his first season with the Jackets, two in the spring dual season (1-1 at No. 6 position) ... Played two matches at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships ... Participated in doubles competition against Virginia Tech ... Injuries prevented further competition in the fall.
High School: A four year letterwinner and two-time captain for James Govreau at Newsome High School ... Helped his team to the District 3A Championship in 2008 and 2009 while also earning the title of 3A Doubles Champion in the same years ... Was the state runner up in doubles in 2009 ... Named to the Western Conference First Team during all four years ... Was All-County First Team in 2009 and 2010 ... A member of the National Honor Society and played in the Newsome Jazz Band all four years ... Earned superior ratings in the state finals competition for saxophone ... A member of the 2010 Florida six-man Junior Davis Cup Championship Team.
Personal: Full Name is Colin Taylor Edwards... Born November 8, 1992 in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Son of Richard and Deborah Edwards ... Has one sister, Jennifer (26) ... His great uncle, Edwin J. Whitney, was a member of the Oklahoma tennis team from 1952-54 ... Was a member of the Newsome Jazz Band all four years in high school ... Began playing tennis at the age of nine in Houston, Texas ... Enjoys music, golf and skiing ... Majoring in Business Administration.
|Career Results (Singles)|
|2011-12||0-0 (.000)||1-1 (.500)||1-3 (.250)|
|2012-13||1-6 (.167)||3-8 (.273)||3-11 (.214)|
|2013-14||0-9 (.000)||0-10 (.000)||0-13 (.000)|
|Total||1-15 (.063)||4-19 (.174)||4-27 (.129)|
|Career Results (Doubles)|
|2011-12||0-0 (.000)||1-1 (.500)||1-2 (.333)|
|2012-13||1-9 (.111)||7-14 (.333)||10-15 (.400)|
|2013-14||0-5 (.000)||0-6 (.000)||1-9 (.100)|
|Total||1-14 (.067)||8-21 (.276)||12-26 (.316)|