Acuna graduated from Georgia State in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in finance will join the staff as a graduate assistant beginning this fall.
“We are thrilled to have Sebastian continue his academic and professional career with us here at Georgia State. I’ve had the privilege of coaching him for the past few years and the returning team members along with myself are excited to welcome him back to the program,” Wolff said. “Sebastian will certainly bring experience and leadership having been a co-captain and played a key role in the program’s recent success these past few years.”
Acuna rounded out his senior season at Georgia State with a spring record of 9-4 in singles play and 9-6 in doubles play. He earned 2018 All-Conference Singles Second-Team and Doubles Second-Team honors, as well as a spot on the Spring 2018 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll list.
“I’m very excited to be joining Jonathan in continuing to develop the team and the program,” Acuna said. “After playing here for four years, I have a good understanding of what the team chemistry is like and am confident that there will be effective communication. I’m looking forward to getting back into the competition.”
The two-time Sun Belt player of the week went 16-4 in singles play during the spring 2017 campaign, the second-best overall singles record on the team. Acuna led the team in singles wins and won the last three of his matches to tie for the longest winning-streak with Andrei Andrukhou.
In his freshman and sophomore spring seasons, Acuna combined to go 20-14 in both singles and doubles play. He was third on the team in singles wins in his first year with the Panthers and led the team in doubles wins in the spring of 2016.
Acuna came to Georgia State rated as high as the eighth-ranked player in the state of Florida by TennisRecruiting.net. Aside from his success on the court, he also notched numerous awards for his work in the classroom. Acuna made the Fall 2015 & 2017 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, the Fall 2014 & Spring 2016 Dean’s List, and the 2016 Commissioner’s List.
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