Atlanta native Emil Reinberg has just completed his regular junior season at Georgia Bulldogs, winning 12 out of 17 matches this spring but falling in the opening round to Minnesota Golden Gophers in a very tough 4-3 defeat.
The 21-year-old is now preparing for the NCAA Singles Championships in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and he just received a wild card for the upcoming ATP 250 event in Atlanta between July 23-29. Emil is a former Top 50 junior, playing at three Majors and the biggest ITF junior events in the USA before joining Georgia Bulldogs, following the steps of John Isner who played for Bulldogs for all four years.
A year ago, Reinberg competed in the doubles main draw and now he will have a chance to make his ATP debut in singles, after seven Futures he has played so far, winning 11 matches and reaching the semi-final in Wichita last July before losing to Michael Mmoh.
Eddie Gonzalez, BB&T Atlanta Open tournament director and chief development officer was at the Georgia University to receive the invitation to Emil, and he would have a chance to participate at College Night event in Atlantic Station on July 24.
"It is a tremendous honor for Emil to get an opportunity to play in an event like this," Georgia Bulldogs head coach Diaz said. "I don't know that there are many events of this type that really make the effort to involve college tennis.ALSO READ: Denis Shapovalov grabs another ranking milestone as the youngest player..
Eddie has done a tremendous job trying to keep the colleges in the state involved. We are trying to keep that dream alive for kids coming up in the Atlanta area and all of Georgia for them to dream big and have aspirations of doing the same thing Emil is doing.
It says a lot about this event, and it is a tremendous opportunity for Emil to really do something that will open some doors for him in the future."