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Georgia Tech Tennis Recruits Nationally Ranked Players

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Andres Martin
Andres Martin

Georgia Tech’s men’s and women’s tennis teams have recruited two top athletes. Men’s head coach Kenny Thorne added blue chip recruit Andres Martin to the roster and the women’s tennis team signed Gia Cohen.

“When we started recruiting Andres, he was one of the best recruits in Georgia and now he is one of the best in the nation,” Thorne said. “More importantly, he is one of the best young men that you will come across. His parents and coaches did a great job developing him on and off the court.”

Martin comes to Tech from Flowery Branch, Georgia. The righty is currently ranked sixth in the USTA boy’s U18 national rankings. He has recorded wins over 12 blue chip recruits and 13 five-start recruits. Martin took home the coveted Gold Ball for winning the Winter Nationals U18 doubles title. Beyond the court, Martin will graduate from high school with a 4.0 GPA.

Most recently, Martin topped the No. 19 ranked player in the world at the Eddie Herr International Junior Championship in the opening round of the singles draw and beat the No. 1 doubles seed with his partner.

“We are very excited to welcome Andres and to surround him with more student-athletes who understand the importance of strong academics, competing with integrity and winning at the highest national level of collegiate tennis,” said Thorne.

Cohen, who hails from Bradenton, Florida, is a Tennis Recruiting Network blue-chip recruit and has been ranked as high as No. 21 by the organization, making her one of the top prospects in the country. Over the past year, Cohen has gone 11-4 in ITF junior tournaments, highlighted by an appearance in the singles semifinal at the Girl’s U16 Eddie Herr International tournament. In October 2017, she won a Grade 5 ITF singles event in the Dominican Republic. Last May, she competed in the Delray Beach ITF event, advancing to the round of 16 in singles.

“We are excited Gia will be joining our program,” said head coach Rodney Harmon. “She has an aggressive style of play which fits in very well with our coaching philosophy.”