ATLANTA- The Georgia State men’s tennis team earned a No. 7 Mid-Major Recruiting Class Ranking and No. 26 in the overall rankings, the Tennis Recruiting Network announced Monday.

This year’s ranking is the first time since 2010 that Georgia State has had a ranked recruiting class, when the Panthers were ranked No. 4 in the Mid-Major Ranking and No. 22 in the overall ranking.

The team will welcome three top recruits for the 2018-19 season, with one recruit coming from Alpharetta, Ga. Newcomer Partick Lazo is a four-star recruit who is ranked No. 9 in Georgia and No. 39 in the Southeast, earning 15 victories over national four-star recruits.

Sao Paolo, Brazil native Diego Riviere Padilha has a career-best international ranking of No. 146, earning 46 singles victories and 54 doubles victories. Roberts Grinvalds was the first recruit to sign with the Panthers for the upcoming season and is the No. 1 junior player in his home country of Latvia.

“With the No. 7 Mid-Major Recruiting Class, we are certainly excited for the newly added student-athletes to join our team this fall,” head coach Jonathan Wolff said. “All three players will make a positive impact on and off the court and we are looking forward for them to start their college careers as Panthers.”

Georgia State will return six players from the 2017-18 roster, with all six starting in either singles or doubles competition.

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