Georgia Tech’s Cole Gromley prepares for his first Atlanta Open
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia Tech tennis player Cole Gromley has a big summer ahead of him.
Gromley, a graduate of Johns Creek High, was awarded a wild-card singles bid to the BB&T Atlanta Open next month. Before he participates in his first match July 23, he will travel to France next week for several weeks of training.
“I’m just kind of really excited about it all, it’s a new experience everything this summer so it’s just really cool to be a part of it,” Gromley told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Gromley finished the collegiate season with a 12-9 singles record, going 2-0 on Court 1, as a freshman. The opportunity to participate in this year’s tournament at Atlantic Station is noteworthy, in small part to Gromley’s familiarity with the area. A one-time Cornell commit, Gromley eventually signed with the Yellow Jackets’ program after establishing a close relationship with Tech men’s tennis coach Kenny Thorne.
“We pride ourselves in getting local talent, and Cole (Gromley) is one of the better ones this year,” Thorne said. “He’s putting himself in some good different situations, and it will help out a little bit. It’s truly unique. He’ll compete, he’ll go out and do his best and we’ll see what happens.”
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