Robert Loeb has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Georgia and join the men’s tennis team; it was announced Wednesday by head coach Manuel Diaz.
Loeb, who is ranked No. 11 nationally according to tennisrecruiting.net, will join the Bulldogs as a freshman for the 2016-17 season.[su_spacer size=”40″]
“We are extremely excited about the addition of Robert to our family,” Diaz said. “He is a very talented kid with tremendous hunger to be great. Robert is very excited about becoming a Bulldog and contributing to the future success of our program, and we feel the same way.”[su_spacer size=”40″]
Loeb won the USTA National Selection Tournament in Fort Myers, Fla., in May following his victory at the Clemson/Furman USTA Southern L1A Championships. Earlier in the spring, Loeb won the USTA Southern Designated L2 in Montgomery, Ala., and he also reached the final of the Goombay Splash Bowl in November 2014. The Hilton Head, S.C., native has trained at Smith Stearns Tennis Academy.[su_spacer size=”40″]
“I first got interested in UGA when my mom was telling me about it because she went there and my coach’s wife went there, and we are super close,” Loeb said. “I love the facility, and I believe I will get along really well with the coaches. I thought for me that it was the best place to get my tennis to the next level and also a really good academic school. I know many good players have come out of there, and I would like to be one of them as well. I also thought that I fit in really well and loved everything about it.”[su_spacer size=”60″]