Austin Bates ‘14 Recruiting Profile

  • Pope High School
  • Marietta, GA
  • Men's Tennis
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Austin Bates's Men's Tennis Recruiting Profile
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Personal Statement


MY DREAM: to play and contribute to the success of a top 50 ranked college team (in Division 1) and  go to the NCAA tournament, but I am open to what is the best fit for me.


My freshman year : I won the State High School Team AAAA Championship in Georgia  (in doubles).  I was the only freshman starter on a team with 5 seniors.

My sophomore year: I played #1 Singles for my high school team (leading us to a Regional Championship 10-0 in region, our team lost in the round of 16 in the state playoffs).  Named to the 2012 2nd team All County and also featured as Athlete of the Month in the East Cobb Game Day Youth Sports Magazine, May 2012 issue

In USTA tournaments I have seen a marked rise in my level of play starting back in November 2011 through Sept 2012.

In April, at the Clemson Bullfrog, I had multiple wins against several 4 star players and a significant  loss in a third set to the #3 player in the nation, Walker Duncan.

In May, at the Southern Spring Closed, I had 3 wins against 4 star players and lost to a blue chip 10-8 in the third set.

In June

- at the Ga. State Qualifier, I finished in the top 8, with 1 win against a 4-star player, 1 win against a 5-star player (now ranked 34th in the nation (TRN), and 1 loss (in the 3rd set tie breaker) to a Blue chip player.  Please note, during the first three days of this tournament, I played through a lot of wrist pain due to a ganglion cyst, which caused me to retire in the round of 16 in the main.

  - at Southern 16's Championship, I was a doubles quarterfinalist

In July

-at the Columbus National Open I was a doubles quarterfinalist  and was awarded a daily sportsmanship award

-at the Clay Court Super Nationals I made it to the 3rd round of doubles, losing there to the 12th seeds

-at Zonals at Wake Forest I beat two 4-star players and had close losses to a bluechip player and a 5-star player

My Junior Year 2012

Results from 2012 Summer tournaments :

Boys 16s Ga Qualifier for Southerns in Macon, Ga on June 1-6, 2012- top 8 finisher in singles, with significant win over McClain Kessler (5 star 24), significant loss in 3rd set tiebreaker to Abhin Sharma (blue chip 8)

Boys 16's Southern Closed Chmps in Rome, Ga  on June 16-23, 2012- doubles quarterfinalist

Boys 16's National Regional Segment in Columbus, Ga.  July 7-8- doubles quaterfinalist, sportsmanship award

Boys 16's National Clay Ct. Chmps in Delray Beach, FL on July 15, 2012- round of 32 in doubles

Boys 16's Zonal Team Chmps in Raleigh, NC July 25-29, 2012- significant wins vs two 4-star players

Boys 16s National Regional Segment in Cary, NC Sept 1-3: 3rd place champion in doubles

Fall 2012 Tournament Results::

Boys 16s Bullfrog Memphis - Sept 7-10: Quarterfinalist in singles with a significant win vs Pally Ray (4 star) 

Boys 16s  Regional Segment in Norcross, Ga - Oct 27-29: ( I was just coming off wrist/shoulder injury and pneumonia) -significant win in singles over a top 15 player in the south

Boys 16s Bullfrog Mobile - Nov 2-5: Doubles finalist, with partner Bo Boyden, losing a very close match to a Blue Chip; 4th place in Singles with significant  loss to a Blue chip and a signifcant loss to the #75 player in the country

Boys 16s National Open in Midland, MI- Nov. 22-25: Singles Quarterfinalist with significant wins over a 4 star and a 5 star.  Doubles Quarterfinalist with a significant win over a blue chip team and a very close significant loss to a blue chip team.  Won the Sportsmanship Award

Boys 16s /d USTA Winter Nationals in Scottsdale, AZ Dec 27-30: In doubles, won first round and had a significant loss to Logan Staggs and Victor Pham(both blue chips) in second round.  In singles, a significant match with J.T. Nishimura (5 star, 29)

Junior Year Winter 2013 

Boys 18s/d Bullfrog Jackson MS, Jan: Singles- significant win vs Ziqi Wang (5 star 63), a significant win vs a freshman player at Amherst, Philip Qu.  Doubles: lost a significant match to Marshall Sharp/Thomas Spratt(5 stars both signed with Penn)

Boys 18s Bullfrog Baton Rouge, LA: significant 3 set loss to 5 star, Justin Byrd

Boys 18s 3rd place in Southern Sectional level 3 in Norcross,GA

Boys 18s Finalist in Southern State Top 32 Super Championships, Augusta, GA: in singles a significant 2 set win over Alexander Santiago (129)


I was injured in a car accident a few weeks before state qualifier- whiplash and back pain (which through off my balance which I began to recover towards the end of Southerns in June)

Played in ITA Summer Circuit Series at University of Alabama July 20-22.

Played in ITA Summer Circuit Series at UNC Greensboro July 27-30 playing both the winner of singles and doubles.


Goals this Fall:

-Improve my strength and conditioning

- Stay focused on excelling in academics

-Set up official visits to my top 5 schools

-Verbally commit to a D1 school by November signing period

- Apply for as many merit scholarships as I qualify for with my 30 ACT and 3.975 GPA

2013 Upcoming  Tournaments- :

National Regional Segment in Cary, NC- Aug 31

Memphis Bullfrog- Sept 6-8

Fall Break - Oct 3-8

Raleigh Bullfrog Oct 11-14

National Regional Segment in Atlanta, Ga Oct 26-28

 Fall Southern Closed in Louisville, KY 



High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • 2014 Varsity Team
  • Team Awards:
    Only undefeated player in 5AAAAA in state of Georgia
  • 2012 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-County, 2nd year earned Varsity Letter
  • Team Awards:
    Athlete of the Month in May issue of local magazine, Regional Champs
  • 2011 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Region, Honorable Mention All-County, 1st Team All-State, Varsity Letter
  • Team Awards:
    Varsity Letter, State Champs, Regional Champs, Sectional Champs, Conference Champs

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 1 seasons
  • Notes: Finished in the top 10 (out of 100 players) on the ladder. The ladder consists of 3, 4 or 5 star players on Tennis competing with one another throughout the ladder season (Sept-Feb).

Coach References

  • Private Coach
  • Stephen Diaz- SDTA
  • High School Head Coach
  • Dean Kroeger



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High School Information

High School:
Pope High School
(770) 578-7900

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Gifted Psychology, Honors World Geography, Honors Biology, Honors Spanish 2, Accelerated Math 1, Honors Chemistry, Honors Spanish 3, Accelerated Math 2, Honors Physics, Honors US History, Honors Spanish 4, Honors World Literature/Composition
AP Classes:
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Duke TIP Program
  • Award
    • National Society of High School Scholars
  • Activity
    • InterAct Club (service)
  • Activity
    • mission trip to St. Louis and Cusco Peru
  • Activity
    • youth group at church- played guitar for the youth praise/worship team

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Statistic 2012 Varsity Te 2011 Varsity Te
Singles Record 16-5 at #1 singles 2-0
Doubles Record 10-3


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