Georgia senior Eric Diaz has been named to the SEC Men’s Tennis Community Service Team, it was announced Tuesday by the conference office.
The SEC sponsors a Community Service Team for each of its sports, and the Men’s Tennis Community Service Team represents nine SEC student-athletes. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
Diaz has participated in UGA Charity Adult Tennis Clinic, which benefited the Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia, and he has also been involved in the “Home Runs For Hometown Rivals” baseball game held on campus each spring, an event organized jointly between Special Olympics UGA and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). In addition, the Athens, Ga., native participated in tennis clinic in January in which he interacted with children in the community and UGA students to teach basic tennis skills.
Diaz has won a total of 92 singles and doubles matches during his Georgia career and was second on the team with 11 singles wins this past fall. During his years at Georgia, he has helped the Bulldogs compile an impressive 114-25 record and has been a part of two NCAA Final Four teams. He has been a member of four SEC regular season championship squads and two SEC tournament championship teams. He has been a vital part of the team’s success this season as part of the Bulldogs’ number two doubles tandem. He is currently ranked 68th nationally in doubles and has been nationally ranked with two different teammates this season. Diaz is on schedule to graduate this May with a degree in communication studies.
The fifth-ranked Bulldogs (19-3, 11-1 SEC) will open play in the SEC Tournament as the No. 1 seed Friday against Alabama or Tennessee at 4 p.m. ET. The tournament will be held in College Station, Texas.