“After several discussions with the athletic administration and my family, I feel the decision to retire was premature,” said Siegel. “What I realized is I still have a tremendous amount of passion to coach, teach, and develop student athletes.”
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Dias, one of the top junior players in South America, will join Texas Tech in January. He joins a squad that is coming off of its sixth straight NCAA appearance, and 12th overall under Tech head coach Tim Siegel.
The team of Raony Carvalho and Gonzalo Escobar took on the team of Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola of Ohio State for the NCAA Men’s Doubles Championship at the University of Georgia Monday afternoon.
40th-ranked Escobar, an Ecuadorian native, took the first set 6-4 over No. 5-ranked Henrique Cunha, but Cunha won the second and third set to advance to the Elite Eight of the Championships.
The next home game for the Red Raiders will be on March 10th, as they face off against Louisville at 1 p.m. at the McLeod Tennis Center.
Also ranked are doubles players Vitor Manzini, Rafael Garcia and Gabriel Wanderley. Escobar has been ranked 11th in singles, and is the highest ranked singles and doubles player in the conference.