CONWAY, South Carolina – Coastal Carolina Men’s Tennis Head Coach Chris Powers announced the addition of the transfer Ryūya Ata (Fukuoka, Japan/Texas A&M – Corpus Christi) for the upcoming 2022-23 season.
“Ryuya played at his previous school’s No. 1 flight and I think he will have an immediate impact on the program,” Powers said. “He’s talented in singles and doubles and his style of play will flourish at CCU. I’m really excited to have this group back on the court this fall.”
A 2020-21 Southland All-Conference singles and doubles selection, Ata arrives in Coastal Carolina after playing three seasons for the Islanders at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi.
The five-time honored Southland Player of the Week posted a 12-16 singles record while playing mostly in the first two flights and a 22-11 doubles record over the past three years for the Islanders.
Last year in 2021-22, he went 4-7 on aggregate in singles while playing the No. 1 flight and led the team in doubles wins with an 11-3 record on aggregate, including including a 4-0 record in Vol. 1. 1 vol. He has won in each of the last four doubles matches of the year with Borja Delgado, including the deciding point in the UIW regular season final to help the team win the season championship. 2022 Southland Conference regular.
While earning all-conference honors in singles and doubles in 2020-21, he notched an 8-8 singles record mostly in flight #2. He also posted an 11-7 record in doubles with eight of those first overall wins, including a 4-0 conference record.
He is a former teammate of the current Chanticleer Carlos Berna Ruiz.
The transfer will join fellow transfers Maj Tomac (Ljubljana, Slovenia/Jacksonville State), Jesus Garcia (Moralzarzal, Madrid, Spain/Lee University) and Lucas Wayenburg (Velaux, France/Mercer), as well as local high school product Rivers Cahill (Conway, SC / Myrtle Beach HS) as part of the 2022 signing class.
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