One of the top young professional players in America, Robby Ginepri is in his first year as a volunteer assistant coach with the Georgia Tech men?s tennis team. In his role with the team, Ginepri will assist the Yellow Jackets with practice and workouts throughout the year. The 18-year-old Marietta, Ga., resident began the year ranked 1237 in the ATP Tour poll and has steadily moved up over 1000 spots this summer to #151 as of September 25, 2001.
Earlier this summer, Ginepri reached the round of 64 at the U.S. Open, which followed a round of 16 performance at the ATP even in Los Angeles and a round of 32 placement in Houston. He won his first professional singles title at the USTA Futures of Sunnyvale, Calif., on June 11, completing his breakthrough event with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over 2000 NCAA singles champion Alex Kim. Ginepri disposed of four seeded players in his five matches, including No. 3 seed Thomas Dupre of France in the first round and No. 2 seed Zack Fleishman in the semis.
Ginepri had an outstanding junior career, winning the Kalamazoo nationals twice and the Easter Bowl. In 2000, he reached the finals of the U.S. Open Juniors before losing to Andy Roddick.