With three senior departures on his team, Georgia men's tennis head coach Manuel Diaz's son Alex will be the oldest member of his squad this season. But with a core of sophomore and junior talent, the decorated head coach expects big things from the Bulldogs in 2020-21.
The Red & Black spoke with men's tennis head coach Manuel Diaz about offseason communication and the logistical challenges ahead, such as the return of his international athletes.
In the wake of the NCAA canceling 2020 spring seasons due to COVID-19 and extending eligibility for athletes who would have competed during that season, college coaches are preparing alternative ways to handle recruitment and roster spots for next season.
With an overall record of 9-2, the Bulldogs had established a six-game win streak that included significant upsets against the likes of former No. 3-ranked Ohio State and No. 10 Tennessee.
Georgia finished with an overall record of 8-2, including an undefeated 3-0 record in SEC play and a No. 8 ranking.
All Georgia spring athletic competitions, including regular season games, championships and the G-Day spring football game, have been canceled due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, according to a statement released by the SEC on Tuesday.
The NCAA announced on Friday that eligibility relief will be given to all Division 1 student-athletes who participated in spring sports.
Due to increased concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the SEC announced on Wednesday that conference sports events — including all Georgia sports events — will be closed to the public from Thursday, March 12 through March 30.
After Sunday’s 5-2 win against Mississippi State, the Georgia men’s tennis team is 9-2 overall and 3-0 in the SEC with a winning streak of six matches.
The Georgia women’s tennis team continued its conference play without complications, gaining its third straight sweeping victory over an SEC team. The Bulldogs are now 8-2 and 3-0 in the SEC.
The Georgia men’s tennis team continued its win streak on Friday against No. 11 Ole Miss, earning its third consecutive victory over a top 15 opponent.
No. 7 Georgia women’s tennis earned its second road win of the season in a 4-0 sweep against Ole Miss at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center on Friday.
On March 1, Manny Diaz surpassed the former record holder, Georgia legend Dan Magill, to become the winningest head coach in SEC history when Georgia defeated Ohio State 4-2.
Alex Diaz, the son of Georgia men's tennis head coach Manuel Diaz, solidifies his role in the program he's been around since he could hold a racket.
History was made on a beautiful Athens afternoon for Georgia men’s tennis coach Manuel Diaz as he earned his 707th career victory. The Bulldogs triumphed over No. 3 ranked Ohio State, and Diaz broke former Georgia great Dan Magill’s record for the most wins in SEC men’s tennis history.
The No. 9 Georgia women’s tennis team got its first win in SEC play by defeating No. 23 Tennessee 4-0 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on Saturday.
Georgia defeated No. 10 Tennessee by a score of 4-2 for head coach Manuel Diaz' 706th career-victory. The win moves Diaz into a tie for most wins with former Georgia head coach Dan Magill.
Monday showers prevented the men’s tennis team from playing on the newly-renovated courts at Henry Field Stadium. However, on a sunny Tuesday afternoon the Bulldogs were able to defeat the Mercer Bears 7-0.
The rainy weather didn’t stop the Georgia men’s tennis team from defeating Florida Atlantic 6-1 on Monday afternoon at the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Courts.