CONWAY, SC – Coastal Carolina men’s tennis head coach Chris Powers has announced the signing of two more student-athletes who have signed to join the Chanticleers men’s tennis program for the 2022-23 academic year in transfers Maj Tomac (Ljubljana, Slovenia/Jacksonville State) and Jesus Garcia (Moralzarzal, Madrid, Spain/Lee university).
Tomac, who will be a junior next fall at CCU, was named the 2021 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Men’s Tennis Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the 2021 All-OVC first team in just his first season at Jacksonville State.
In 2020-21, Tomac posted a 10-4 singles record to tie for the team lead in victories and recorded a perfect 3-0 mark in league play. The Ljubljana, Slovenia native, finished the season on a four-match winning streak and was undefeated in starts at No. 2 and no. 5.
In doubles play in 2021, Tomac and his partner Joaquin Vallejo teamed up to go 12-3 overall and 7-3 in the OVC. The duo played all 15 of their matches at the No. 3 position and led Jacksonville State in doubles wins.
“Maj and I probably had the longest recruiting call in my career. I was very impressed with his maturity level and academic credentials. He also has a big game with a big upside on the court,” stated Powers.
Garcia, who is a senior at Lee University, will come to Coastal as a graduate transfer in fall 2022.
Garcia finished the 2021 spring season ranked No. 23 nationally and no. 10 in South Region in singles play in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association NCAA Division II rankings. A 2021 All-GSC first-team selection as a junior last year, he was also named to the 2019 All-GSC second-team as a freshman. He was also named a 2021 UTR/ITA Player of the Week last spring and was a four-time GSC Freshman of the Week honoree.
Last spring at Lee, he went 9-2 overall in singles play, a team-high in wins, and 7-4 in doubles play. This season, he’s 10-4 at the No. 1 singles spot and 9-6 in doubles play at the No. 2.
Garcia is also a 2021 ITA Scholar-Athlete and a three-time GSC Honor Roll member.
“Jesus is going to be a big part of our program next year. His reputation as a fighter on the court is well known. He is also an excellent student and will bring strong character to the program,” continued Powers.
The two transfers will join fellow transfers Mikko Malinen (Malmo, Sweden/Northern Illinois) and local high school product Rivers Cahill (Conway, SC/Myrtle Beach HS) as part of the 2022 signing class.
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