ATLANTA- The Georgia State men’s tennis team added its third signee for the upcoming season, head coach Jonathan Wolff announced Friday afternoon.
The team will welcome Diego Riviere Padilha for the fall season, with the newcomer traveling from Sao Paolo, Brazil. Padihla had a career-best international junior ranking of No. 146, with a singles record of 46 singles victories and 54 doubles victories.
He earned a Grade 4 Singles Title at the Copa Indervalle in Cali, Colombia, and a Grade 5 Singles Title at the Copa Liga de Tenis de Bogota in Bogota, Colombia to highlight his singles career. In doubles play, Padilha earned a Grade 3 Doubles Title at the Bahia Juniors Cup in Salvador, Brazil, and a Grade 4 Doubles Title at the 31st Londrina Junior Cup in Londrina, Brazil.
“We are excited to have Diego join our program at Georgia State all the way from Sao Paolo, Brazil,” Wolff said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience playing at a very high international level over the course of his junior career. Having a resume that includes both singles and doubles titles on the international junior tour, Diego will surely be an impact player when he joins the roster this fall. We look forward to welcoming him to the team and cannot wait to get started in developing his game to even further heights.”
Georgia State will return six student-athletes to the fall roster, with each player being a starter in either doubles or singles play.
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